George Clark: Honoring Living History
BY PAT BRADFORD
In October 2020, Wrightsville Beach Magazine
published a Fish Tale, our first piece of fiction
written by then-92-year-old George Clark Jr.
Over the last 20 years, George may have been in
our magazine more than any other Wrightsville
Beach resident outside of our Social Seen pages.
He just may hold the distinction of being our
biggest fan, certainly one of our oldest.
Left, top to bottom: George Clark Jr. watches over Wrightsville
Beach from his lifeguard stand in 1946; poses with the catch of the
day, circa 1933; and bathes in an enamel basin on the boardwalk
outside the family’s beach cottage, circa 1932. Above: George surf
fishes on Figure Eight Island in 1999.
16 september 2022
HISTORIC PHOTOS COURTESY GEORGE CLARK JR.