Copper Patina

This copper light on the Fort Fisher ferry is green instead of a “normal” copper color because of a process called patination. Copper patina is similar to rust on iron, except that the patina actually protects the copper underneath. Copper patina is also what makes the Statue Of Liberty is green. So from the standpoint of the metal on the light, the … Read More

Channel Markers

On our annual family beach trip this year we decided to take the ferry from Southport North Carolina to Fort Fisher to visit the Fort Fisher Aquarium. My (Paul’s) grandparents lived in Southport while I was growing up so I spent a lot of time there as a kid. On our way too and from the ferry, my sister and I got … Read More