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34645
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Carteret County’s first golf course opened in Beaufort in June 1937. Part of a Works Progress Administration project, the course was constructed to boost tourism. A club house accompanied the 9-hole course and was used for socializing. Membership fees were set at $18/year. In 1941, a lookout tower was constructed on the course to serve as an observation post. Additional rail tracks were placed on the course to assist with chemical transport associated with the war effort. The author attributes World War II to the decline and eventual closure of the course.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 17 Issue 1, Spring 2001, p4-5, il
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34671
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PILGRIM was a sailing yacht used in North Carolina for the menhaden fishery. Built in Delaware in 1893, PILGRIM was built to race in the America’s Cup annual yacht race. Following the competition, PILGRIM was converted to a steam vessel and moved to Beaufort in 1913. Modified with an open fish hold, the vessel was owned by local fisheries through 1933 and served a brief stint with the U.S. Navy during World War I. Abandoned in 1935, PILGRIM was filled with cement and used as a breakwater off Harkers Island.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 18 Issue 1, Spring 2002, p14-15, il
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34679
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Established through a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project, the Beaufort Community Center was constructed in 1936 for recreational use. While the center facilitated use of the associated tennis courts and golf course, it took on an administrative role when the WPA moved their administrative offices onto the property in 1939. During the Second World War, soldiers camped on the property while the center hosted dances to support the war effort. The U.S. Coast Guard purchased the property in 1943 and used the center as a barracks and communications facility through the end of the war. Following a fire at the local school in 1945, the community center again transformed to meet community need and served as a temporary school for the next two years. In 1950, the Beaufort community Center was destroyed by fire and the land was turned over to the town.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 19 Issue 1, Spring 2003, p3-5, il
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34701
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During the Second World War, the U.S. Coast Guard was responsible for enforcing and controlling the movement of vessels in various ports and in-land waters. In 1942, Lieutenant N.H. Church was assigned as Captain of the Port of Morehead City. All vessels moving in local waters were required to carry a license or identification card issued by the Captain of the Port; Church sent various reports to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1943 and 1944 documenting local vessel traffic. These reports address topics including submarine patrols, local waters under surveillance, vessels ashore, and escaped naval mines.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 20 Issue 1, Spring 2004, p10-15
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34699
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Beaufort, North Carolina, was hit by a hurricane in September 1903. The fishing steamer BEATRICE was seining for menhaden offshore when the storm struck. Several other vessels which survived the gale began patrolling the seas looking for survivors and BEATRICE, but they had no luck. Ten days after the storm, the bow of BEATRICE washed ashore at Caffey’s Inlet, approximately 100 miles from the vessel’s last known location. The crew was never found.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 20 Issue 1, Spring 2004, p6-7
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34706
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Captain Edward Stanley Lewis was a Beaufort native who was engaged with maritime industry from an early age. Working as a cabin boy for a lumber barge, Lewis adopted sailing and fishing during his teenage years. He worked as a pilot, ferrying yachts from New York to Miami and mastered party boats out of Beaufort. After obtaining his captain’s license, Lewis worked on various menhaden boats associated with Outer Banks fisheries.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 20 Issue 2, Winter 2004, p16-17, il, por
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34742
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In 1914, Orion Knitting Mills moved their operations from Kinston to Beaufort, North Carolina. To entice the company into moving, Beaufort citizens purchased a lot and erected a building for company use. Local businessmen further influenced the town to exempt the mill for taxes and electrical payments for the first five years of operation. In July, 1914 the company agreed and erected a factory and worker housing on ‘Knit Mill Hill’ near Shell Road, Beaufort. Local women were employed as workers in the mill; they operated machines which manufactured hosiery and knit goods. The Orion Knitting Mill closed in 1931, and was replaced by a tomato packing plant. In 1934, it again transitioned into Saunders Dry Cleaners.
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34788
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In 1865, the first menhaden factory was established on Harkers Island. While today Carteret County is well known for the Beaufort and Morehead City fisheries, Harkers Island still participates in the industry during the warmer summer months. Historically, families living closest to fish factories in Davis and Smyrna, North Carolina, held seasonal positions as crew members and factory workers. In total, forty-four boats were involved in the Harkers Island fisheries which covered areas in the Core Sound. Approximately twenty-six were locally built, although few of these were designed for specific use in the fishery. This article addresses various fishing vessels and the histories of their owners.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p1-5, il
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35017
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Efforts to boost the local economy encouraged leaders to establish businesses such as Orion Knitting Mills. This business, open from 1914 until 1984, was well known not just for providing jobs for women in the area as it was its original location. Because of the high elevation point, the business later purchased by J.H. Johnson Jr. and Harry Saunders and re-born as Johnson-Saunders Dry Cleaners became known to denizens as “Knit Mill Hill.”
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