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The periauger was the workboat in the state's waterways during the 18th- and early 19th-centuries. None of the original boats remain, and only a few sketches depict them. Armed with $100,000 in private donations and a grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Perquimans County Restoration Association, the North Carolina Maritime Museum, and the East Carolina University Marine Studies Program set about constructing a replica. Reynolds describes the building of the periauger and its three-week journey to its home port in Hertford.
The Coastal Wind Initiative, a project of the North Carolina Solar Center, seeks to educate national developers and local residents about areas in North Carolina where wind has the potential to produce electrical power. Reynolds gives an update on the progress of the project which was started in 2004.
River otters are known for their antics, whether performing in the wild or in an aquarium. This animal can grow to around three or four feet and weigh more than forty pounds. It can live up to fifteen years in the wild and sometimes longer in captivity. However, back in the 1800s and early 1900s, the river otter had all but vanished from the North Carolina landscape. Uncontrolled trapping, water pollution, and habitat destruction contributed to its demise. In the 1970s the state began an otter reintroduction program. Today the otter has been successfully restored throughout the state.