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Night firing November 9, 2013

Start the new year off with a bang at Fort Macon State Park. We will be ringing in the new year with the help of our three 32-pounder cannons with a special night       firing demonstration. The first cannon will be fired promptly at 7:00 pm to coincide with midnight in Greenwich England, the first time zone on Earth that will enter 2015. Following the first cannon shot, there will be a battery firing demonstration where all three of our biggest guns will be shot in succession. We do not do night cannon shoots very often, so don’t miss out on this special opportunity.

Because the cannons shoot across the park road, for safety the park gate will be closed promptly at 6:55 pm and no one will be allowed in or out until the program has concluded around 7:30. Please come early, dressed for the weather, and feel free to bring a small camp chair. As a reminder, alcohol is not permitted in North Carolina’s State Parks.”







The purpose of the organization shall be to maintain an as association of persons interested in the preservation of the memory, the spirit and the physical condition of historic Fort Macon, located on the eastern end of Bogue Banks, within Fort Macon State Park in North Carolina:

1. by perpetuating the memory of the people and events connected with this historic site through the acquisition and appropriate care of relics, documents and authentic reproductions, and by the display of such acquisitions in such a manner as to best serve the interest and enjoyment of the people of North Carolina and their visitors;
2. by encouraging historic research, particularly in relation to the Fort, and by developing libraries and materials appropriate to that research;
3. by encouraging both governmental and commercial organizations to dedicate funds for restoring the physical structure of the Fort and its historic equipment;
4. by promoting celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries and special event held at the Fort or its environs, and by assisting Park personnel in these and other activities, when requested, in order to make the Fort and Park an educational, hospitable, safe, and enjoyable experience for all.