21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Conning Tower of USS North Carolina

I took my dad, a Navy veteran from Vietnam, to the USS North Carolina in Wilmington. At 81, he wanted to see the whole ship since he thought it would be the last time he would be able to maneuver through all six stories of the ship. He was most excited to try to get up onto the bridge of the battleship, which on a hot July day was quite the challenge. We made it and were rewarded with gorgeous views of downtown Wilmington across the river.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Bryson Betts