Crashing the Gate at Fort Caswell

Real Estate Agent with Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.,REALTORS

Many years ago, in the evening, at the beach, the conversation with the locals boys and girls would invariably get around to either "turtle egging", which was the equivalent of "parking", or to crashing the gate at Fort Caswell, which happened to be the site at the end of Caswell Beach which was the N C Baptist Assembly.  Depending on who was doing the talking, they either had crashed the gate themselves, or knew somebody that had done it, or were planning on crashing it!  These conversations would arise either at the old Juke Box stand at Yaupon Beach, or at the Long Beach Pavillion.  The reward if you actually got inside was to swim in one or both of the two artesian well fed swimming pools that were there.  I will admit that we were able to get in, although I think maybe the gate just wasn't locked properly, and swimming in the pools, which was quite fun by moonlight.  Now my grandchildren practice with the swim team at the new pool inside the gate at Fort Caswell.  I'm sure they enjoy their swims there too!


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