Fishing Houses have lined the creek near Mackeys Landing since the 1700s, processing the local catch.
John W. Garrett Train Ferry, Roper, North Carolina
In 1899, Norfolk-Southern Railroad brought in the¬†John W. Garrett¬†train ferry. It was 41′ wide and 351′ long, by far the largest ferry to use Mackey’s Landing.
In 1910, construction was completed on the longest continuous railway bridge in the world – a trestle that took trains right through Mackey’s Landing.
Mackeys Marina, North Carolina
Today, Mackeys continues the long tradition with its marina, ship’s store, and much more.