WINNABOW, NC (WECT) – Jim McKee, historical interpreter at Brunswick Town, is making lots of discoveries these days at the state historic site near Winnabow.
He found a shoe, textiles, and a water jug from the 1700s, among other things – historic treasures that were buried in the banks of the Cape Fear River.
But the river that made the site a major colonial port is threatening its history more than 200 years later.
"Being a river, we're dealing with a constant current," said McKee. "We're dealing with constant waves."
And those waves are wearing away at the shoreline. They've exposed those treasures that McKee found - and something else.