Dozens attend Battleships, Beer & Bratwursts event

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — All aboard the USS North Carolina! That is the message Friends of the Battleship North Carolina, a non-profit organization that raises money for the historic ship, are sending out.

The group hosted the Battleships, Beer & Bratwurts event at the Iron Clad in Downtown Wilmington Wednesday night.

Dozens came out to enjoy beer, trolly stop, and even a history lesson.

The goal was to not only educate people, but to get them to become a member Friends of the Battleship North Carolina.

“Putting the Battleship back on the map,” member, Dough Kesling said. “And letting people know that, you know, you can come over and visit anytime. And join and be a part of the historic legacy of the Battleship. It serves as a World War II monitor for all those who served in the state of North Carolina.”

The Battleship does not get any federal, state, or local government funding.

It relies solely on admissions, tour, gift shop sales, donations, and the Friends of the Battleship North Carolina.


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