Alonzo Stowe worked for the Coast Guard for 31 years, but in his spare time he would make youpon. From the chopping to the sweating, Stowe did everything by hand and always charged by the gallon or a peck.
Built in Morehead City during the Great Depression, it was the first ferry to run on Hatteras Island. With its important role, the Hadeco became more than a form of human transport or mail delivery. It helped to define a way of life for decades to come.