Wrightsville Beach Museum’s Waterman Hall of Fame Announcement – Class of 2019

For Immediate Release

Date: September 20, 2019

Contact:  Madeline Flagler, Director
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

FAX: 256-0793


Wrightsville Beach Museum’s Waterman Hall of Fame Announcement


Class of 2019:

  • Cornelius Nixon – Local Hero
  • Jack Viorel – Special Recognition
  • Carl Snow – Fishing
  • George Erkes – Ocean Rescue
  • Amy Rose – Special Recognition
  • Jim Skiba – Pioneer


The Wrightsville Beach Museum is proud to announce the museum’s Waterman Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Join us as we celebrate the importance of water culture within our community and the men and women who not only excel in water professions and/or sports, but also give back to this community in a variety of meaningful ways.


Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019


Time: 1 PM – 4 PM


Place: Flamingo Ballroom, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Description: The Waterman Hall of Fame was created to reflect the importance of community spirit and personal contributions within the culture of water sports and professions throughout the history of Wrightsville Beach. It is a celebration of watermen and women who represent sportsmanship both in and out of the water. Those we recognize with this award exemplify the best of Wrightsville Beach in their character, demeanor, and spirit both in competition and in their respect for the community. The Hall of Fame is intended to be a lasting tribute to the achievements of the generations of Wrightsville Beach watermen and women who have shaped this community and its relationship with the water.


The Hall of Fame Celebration will be held 1 PM – 4 PM, on Sunday, October 20, at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach. 1-2 PM – Social Hour; 2 PM Induction and Presentations; 3:30PM –  Memorial Wreaths for Fallen Watermen


The program will include induction of the Class of 2019, a time of remembrance for the watermen and women who have been lost in the past year, a slide show of the inductees, and a silent auction to benefit the museum. Cash bar, light refreshments, and live music, The names and information on any fallen watermen should be sent to Skipper Funderburg [skipper_funderburg@yahoo.com].


For more information please call:

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, (910) 256-2569


Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

PO Box 584, 303 West Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach NC 28480
phone: 910-256-2569, FAX: 910-256-0793, wbmuseum@bizec.rr.com


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