(Elizabeth City, NC) The infamous steamer Annie L. Vansciver is now sailing at the Museum of the Albemarle! The Annie L. as she was affectionately known, was the most beloved of many passenger and freight steamers that plied the Albemarle region when watercraft were the primary means of transportation. A detailed scale model of the Annie L. is on display at MOA and the accompanying graphics tell her story. Also featured is a portrait of its last captain, Gabriel F. Johnson, Sr. in its original frame and glass. Built in 1905 in Camden, New Jersey, the Annie L. eventually became a familiar sight to Elizabeth City citizens as she is best remembered for her Sunday beach excursions from the city to Nags Head.
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums. Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina. "Telling Our Stories".