contents wbm JULY 2020
CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME.
ON THE COVER
S A I L I N G T H R O U G H H I S TORY
HIERONYMUS FISH LADY
The Remarkable Woman
JUST OUT OF THE GARDEN
Amid a stretch of windy days, I
found one calm morning in early
June to follow John Tinney as he
and his wife and dogs cruised
around Wrightsville Beach in his
1930 Elco. Tinney enlisted the
help of his son to drive the chase
boat. One of Tinney’s Labrador
retrievers, Ellie, posed as though
she knew she would be a cover
star as they motored up Banks
Channel that morning.
— ALLISON POTTER
45 Gift Guide 55 Gallery Walk
22 Stitching In
A local store and a clothing designer are among those who
step up to help in the fight against COVID-19 by helping
provide face masks to health care professionals and others.
By Amanda Lisk
26 Classic Watercraft
There’s nothing quite like the awe of spotting a classic
wooden boat cruising on the waterways. Beautiful Elco
yachts, which debuted at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair,
illuminate the local waters with Old World charm.
By WBM Staff and Peter Viele
34 Charting New Waters
Carolina Ocean Studies has taken large and small groups
out to North Carolina’s barrier islands — including
Masonboro Island — for educational tours since 1992.
With field trips canceled for the spring, the educational
service is facing challenges to weather the economic storm.
By Fritts Causby
42 The Fish Lady
Hieronymus became synonymous with seafood when four
brothers taught themselves how to be commercial fisher-men,
opened the first fresh fish market in Wrightsville Beach,
and launched a successful restaurant on Market Street. It
might not have been possible without the remarkable
woman behind the famous brothers. By Simon Gonzalez
13 Up Front
82 Tide Chart
52 Natural Selection
Abby Spangel Perry’s art demands serious contem-plation.
Not just to see the striking detail and clarity
in each piece, but to understand the underlying,
important message. Her nature-focused works
explore the impact of human interaction, and the
line between hope and vulnerability, neglect and
destruction. By Fritts Causby
58 Living Outdoors: Modern
Devastation from Hurricane Florence scuppered
plans for a rebuild on Wrightsville Beach. The
damaged house was razed. In its place, the
homeowner worked with his architect and interior
designer to construct a modern-plus-masculine
home that’s perfect for his lifestyle.
By Marimar McNaughton
76 Just Out of the Garden
Midsummer typically provides an overflowing
bounty for both novice and expert backyard garde-ners.
Fresh veggies abound, creating an opportunity
for mostly raw and all-natural, straight-out-of-the-garden
veggie recipes. By Peter Viele
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