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Great Coharie Creek 5/24/03

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  • Don Meece
    On May 24, eight members of the Lumber River Canoe Club met by Great Coharie Creek on Wright Bridge Road where they were joined by approximately 12 members and
    Message 1 of 1 , May 26 4:51 AM
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      On May 24, eight members of the Lumber River Canoe Club met by Great
      Coharie Creek on Wright Bridge Road where they were joined by
      approximately 12 members and their guests of the Friends of the
      Sampson County Waterways for a pleasant paddle down the creek to the
      take-out at Lisbon Bridge Road. Due to recent rains, water level was
      rather high with a good current that only called for a little finesse
      at a few strainers encountered early in the trip. Only one downfall
      caused a short watery detour around a log without most of us having to
      extract ourselves from an assortment of canoes and kayaks. Most
      floaters stopped for a customary visit with Viginia Broadwell at her
      creekside summer residence. Virginia, a charming lady of some 80
      years, is a long-time resident of the region with a wealth of
      information about the creek and regional history. Our take-out was
      actually at the impressive home of Cleon Lanier, where a pig-pickin'
      and various dishes and beverages awaited us. Some stayed just for the
      festivities that evening while many of us camped on the well-manicured
      grounds that evening. The next morning we were treated to a hearty
      breakfast prepared by Don and Sandy Meece and Marianne Hartman , and
      lots of coffee to enjoy while sitting on Cleon's deck perched out over
      the beautiful creek. Golden finches fed at the feeders almost whithin
      arm's reach. Club paddlers were Tom, Mary and Grant Florian, with dog
      Conan, Charles West, Jim Depree with son, Jeff, Mary Vaught, Katie
      Dupin, and Frank Dupin, leader. Sampson County guests on the float
      were Steve Barnes, Chris Frazier, John Naylor, Jeff and Charles
      Edwards, George Walker, Bobby McLamb, Steve (last name unknown),
      Melinda, Ralph Hamilton, and children Gordon and Megan.
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