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10658
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The actual records regarding the construction of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse have either been misplaced or destroyed. The author interviewed her grandfather and other \"old fisherman\" friends to piece together the story of how the locals solved the problems associated with building a lighthouse on such an isolated stretch of the outer banks over 100 years ago.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 38 Issue 24, May 1971, p15, il
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10673
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In 1864, Confederate soldiers, assisted by local secret agents in Carteret County, undertook to destroy the Cape Lookout Lighthouse to prevent its capture and use by Federal troops.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 4, July 1969, p10-12, 31, il
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10784
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The family of Abner Guthrie, of present-day Emerald Isle, was an accidental witness to one of the most infamous shipwrecks on the coast of North Carolina. On January 11, 1886, the CRISSIE WRIGHT ran aground just off of Shackleford Banks near Moore's Landing. As the men struggled to repair a damaged rudder while waiting for high tide to float them free of the sandbar, a fierce northeast gale blew in, dropping the temperature from near 70 degrees to below freezing in less than an hour. The crew, already soaked from working on the rudder, scrambled on board and sought what refuge they could find, some wrapping themselves in the mainsail and lashing themselves to one another. As the night went on and the conditions worsened, the men became unconscious and fell into the icy water one by one as horrified and frustrated would-be rescuers watched from the beach. Finally, at 4:30 the next afternoon, the weather broke and rescuers were able to reach the battered ship, but by then, only one survivor remained.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 11, Nov 1968, p12-14, il
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10955
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In the spring of 1942, German submarines controlled the waters off North Carolina with 52 known sinkings. The attacks were so severe that the army decided to install guns at Cape Lookout. However, the guns got stuck in the sand, and even with modern equipment, the army could not budge them. Moore recounts how Denard Davis of the nearby village of Davis moved the guns.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 35 Issue 22, Apr 1968, p8-10, il
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