The 16th century replica ship Elizabeth II is scheduled to arrive at the Grand Marina on the New Bern waterfront Wednesday afternoon for the New Bern Jubilee Weekend. It will remain docked behind The Hilton through the weekend, hosting area school groups Thursday and Friday. There will be no admission to tour the ship during the weekend.
The original Elizabeth was one of seven vessels in Sir Walter Raleigh's military expedition to the New World in 1885.
Thursday's Jubilee public event is the Jubilee Flotilla, with boats large and small scheduled to begin their cruise along the New Bern waterfront at 8 p.m.
Boat owners have been encouraged to decorate with lights and a 300th theme.
Come out and celebrate with us .....