This is the WWII POW camp that was located directly across the street from the Williamston Wildlife Landing. Prisoners held at this camp built a Christmas nativity scene that was displayed for many years at the Williamston Town Hall.
This tug, "The Solicitor", would have pulled barges loaded with logs, lumber, fish, farm products, or fertilizer up and down the river.
An even earlier view of the river bridge and landing area.
This is a view of the old Roanoke River drawbridge. It was replaced a few years ago with the current "high rise".
My first memory of being on the Roanoke River was at age 13. Daddy had a homemade plank boat, powered by a 1953 Western Auto Wizard engine; the one he bought the year I was born. I remember being so excited as we buzzed down the river to check his perch nets. It was the beginning of my life long fascination with this river; the one that some call "North Carolina's Amazon". My goal at Roanoke Outdoor Adventures is to help you experience this river and to make your experience a safe and enjoyable one. Capt. Heber