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4510
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On the evening of September 26, 1961, the tanker POTOMAC exploded as it was unloading four and a half million gallons of fuel at the State Port in Morehead City. Numerous fire departments responded. Two sailors were killed. The fire burned for five days and could be seen from thirty miles away. Only the heroic efforts of the firemen, who hosed down tanks containing millions of gallons of aviation fuel and standing 550 feet from the fire, kept the disaster from becoming even greater.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 14 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1998, p28-29, il
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34498
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Brinson fondly recalls a Christmas tradition started by his local First Methodist Church. Following Christmas service, children in the congregation would receive handmade bags filled with treats. Later in life, Brinson himself would fill the bags with several other family members, continuing the tradition.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 9 Issue 4, Fall 1993, p6
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34503
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Local retirees gathered daily on 8th street in Morehead City to discuss daily life and carve cedar. The author fondly recalls joining his grandfather in these informal meetings and their significance to his grandfather’s social circle.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 1, Winter 1994, p5-6, il, por
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34517
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Brinson fondly remembers going to see Fred Royal at Mr. Fred’s barbershop in downtown Morehead City. Mr. Royal, a barber between 1891 and 1956, was an active member of the community and, as Brinson recalls, created an environment for discussing current events and catching up on daily life in his shop.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 2, Spring 1994, p12-13
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34533
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Brinson remembers some of the local grocery stores in Morehaed City including El Nelson, Cherry’s, Kib Guthrie’s and Pender’s. These neighborhood markets were welcoming to their clients and provided personalized services including home grocery delivery. Brinson worked as a delivery boy for El Nelson during his childhood. He further recounts his childhood pet, a dog named Mutt, accompanying his father on grocery runs.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 4, Fall 1994, p5-6, il
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34531
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Brinson recalls his childhood friendship with a neighbor who lived at the boarding house across the street. Topics addressed include play, entertainment, and youth impressions of the Korean War.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 3, Summer 1994, p10-11
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34561
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The Gordon C. Willis Co. fish house was located on the banks of Bogue Sound during Thomas Brinson’s childhood. A buyer of seafood (including shad and crabs) from the Menhaden fisheries, Gordon sold fish to local residents and fish factories in Morehead and Beaufort. Gordon’s was also an ice manufacturing plant.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 1, Winter 1995, p12-14
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34568
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Brinson discusses flounder gigging, a local fishing practice he recalls from his childhood. Using a light and a gig, Brinson and a family friend would wade out and attract flounder.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 3, Summer 1995, p5-6
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34564
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Dr. Spence worked in Morehead City as a local dentist until he lost his arm in a hunting accident. Brinson recalls meeting the dentist and the impressions he formed during his childhood.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 2, Spring 1995, p14-15
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34587
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Brinson recalls a memory from his early teenage years when he and a playmate used Brinson’s dinghy to stow aboard GLORIA M, a local trawler tied up at the fish house. While standing to board the trawler, the dinghy capsized and deposited both boys in the water.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 4, Fall 1995, p5-6
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34593
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Brinson discusses the hurricane preparation his family, and others, undertook during his childhood. While flooding and power loss were guarantees, few residents left during a hurricane and chose instead to stock up on resources.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 12 Issue 1-4, 1996, p26-27
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34626
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This article describes early memories of Morehead City native Thomas Brinson. Brinson was born in 1947 and recalls Morehead was relatively small and featured a downtown business district and active railroad. Many of the streets were unpaved and pedestrian traffic was common. Many residents entertained themselves by going to the movies and visiting with neighbors.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 2, Summer 2000, p4-6, il