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CHARLIE'S SHIPMATES

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WELCOME ABOARD LADS & LASSIES

 

Charlie the Alligator made his debut as mascot for the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA in October 1996.  A playful representation of an American Alligator who are native to southern North Carolina, Charlie brings smile and laughter to everyone he meets.

The Battleship has been home to several alligators since 1961, including one long-time resident who was given the name Charlie many years ago.  Throughout the years, the real Charlie has been an attraction in himself, exciting children and adults alike as he lies quietly on the rocks just below the observation deck.  Always conscious of the dangers associated with alligators, the Battleship make every effort to convey that fact to our visitors.  However, the popularity of Charlie with visitors, coupled with a unique opportunity to obtain an alligator from the University of Florida, the Battleship staff was very excited about the chance to develop Charlie into the Showboat's first official mascot!

Charlie is a soft, fuzzy guy who stands nearly 7-foot tall and looks fantastic in his white sailor's hat and custom-made white jumper as a First Class Boatswain's Mate.   Charlie is available to make appearances in schools, malls and hospitals in an effort to build interest and enthusiasm for the USS NORTH CAROLINA.  Acting as ambassador for the memorial, his mission is to teach the importance and significance of the ship's history by creating awareness among today's school children about the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, her history, and her role as the state's memorial to the veterans of World War II.

If you would like more information, or have an assignment for Charlie, please contact Susan Pope at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.

 

For More Information

BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA
PO BOX 480, WILMINGTON, NC 28402
1-910-251-5797
FAX 1-910-251-5807


1999 The Battleship USS North Carolina Commission
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