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Historic Wilmington District Photos

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Steamer Mercur passing through Lock and Dam 1, 1914
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Building dam foundation in Cape Fear River, 1876
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“Yankee Catchers” obstructions in Cape Fear River
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Captain William H. Bixby, Wilmington District’s first District Engineer, 1884-1914
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Map of Okracoke Inlet, 1891
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Construction of Lock and Dam 2, 1914
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Lock and Dam 3 construction, 1934
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Construction of Lock and Dam 2, 1916
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Portion of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 1923
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Map of Fort Fisher, 1865

Fast Facts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District employs 415 people to include Headquarters Wilmington District, five Regulatory Field Offices, five multi-purpose dams and reservoirs, and Fort Bragg USASOC Resident Engineer Office.

Area of Operations- The Wilmington District encompasses North Carolina and south central Virginia. Our varied geography includes six river basins, mountains, 1,336 miles of Atlantic shoreline, and 308 miles of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. 

CIVIL WORKS 

Two Powerhouses

Three Locks and Dams located on the Cape Fear River

Five Multi-Purpose Dams

         Recreational Areas

         John H. Kerr Reservoir- 26 campgrounds and day use areas

          Philpott Reservoir – Four campgrounds

          Falls Reservoir – 17 campgrounds and day use areas

          B. Everett Jordan Reservoir – 13 campgrounds and day use areas

          W. Kerr Scott Reservoir – Eight campgrounds and day use areas  

Two Deep Water Harbors in Wilmington and Morehead City

Four Coastal Storm Risk Management projects at Wrightsville, Carolina, Kure and Ocean Isle Beaches

MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg

Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg / Pope Army Airfield

Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU)

 NAVIGATION

Two hopper dredges (CURRITUCK, MURDEN)

One sidecast dredge (MERRITT)

One multi-purpose debris vessel (SNELL)

Six survey vessels (BEAFORT, WALT, KNOWLTON, POTTER, SANDERSON, SWART)

REGULATORY

Five regulatory field offices to include Wilmington, Washington (NC), Raleigh, Asheville, Charlotte.