This tower was built during World War II and still stands as the beach erodes and the dunes disappear. I believe it is law that you can not rebuild a home along this stretch of beach when a it gives way to water or weather.
This painting is of an image of Katrina by the Niagara River, on the day I married her mother. Her dress with the floral pattern blended with the foliage and her hat and stockings provided a colorful contrast.
This structure has a special significance for my family. Year after year, we would rent the same place along the Intracoastal Waterway on Topsail Island. When traveling South out of Surf City, we’d see this landmark and know we were almost there.