Danish naval cadet training ship Danmark arriving Norfolk, April 22, 1989 Norfolk Public Library, Carroll Walker Collection
The Legacy of the Norfolk Waterfront
The story of Norfolk begins with water. The city
owes her very existence to her waterways and deep, ice-free harbor;
the water has guided her development and is an important component
of her prosperity today -- the city continues to look to the water
as a source of income, transportation, recreation, and sustenance.
Norfolk celebrates its relationship to the water year-long.
Nauticus:The National Maritime Center, and the Hampton Roads Naval
Museum capture the legacy in formal settings. Waterfront festivals
and family picnics at the revitalized Town Point Park downtown,
harbor cruises, fishing and crabbing, boating and beautiful sunsets
on the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers are never more than minutes
away. Annual events, such as Harborfest, the International Virginia
Waterfront Arts Festival, Unlimited Hydroplane Races, the Lighted
Boat Parade, Ocean View Festival and Chesapeake Bay Days are but a
few of the city's community-based traditions founded on Norfolk's
Project documentation includes a written report on
Norfolk's waterfront heritage, with a section on each of the
associated events and venues, promotional materials and news
releases, photographs, slides and a transparency, as well as
videotapes of Harborfest and the Lighted Boat Parade.
Originally submitted by: John W. Warner,Senator.
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.