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19710
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A companion to the series \"Twelve North Carolina Counties in 1810-1811,\" the author provides a reprinting of several manuscripts taken from the Thomas Henderson Letter Book, 1810-1811. Included here is \"The Town of Beaufort,\" written by Jacob Henry in 1810, the unsigned manuscript, \"The Island of Portsmouth,\" \"Chatham County Mines and Quarries,\" written by M. McKenzie in 1811, \"Liberty Hall,\" by Adlai Laurens Osborn, \"Newton Academy,\" written by George Swain in 1810, and \"William Augustus Richards,\" by Archibald Debow Murphy.
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34672
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During the Colonial period, sheep were popular livestock raised throughout Carteret County. The wool was used for home spun clothing while lamb and mutton were staples in the local diet. Sheep were so prevalent that Portsmouth Island was also known as “Sheep Island.”
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 18 Issue 2, Winter 2002, p5, map
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19181
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Portsmouth Village is quiet now, but its history tells the story of a once-bustling community established on trans-shipment. Today, its stands as part of National Register of Historic Places.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. 11 Issue 2, Feb 1984, p2-3, map, f Periodical Website
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37370
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Getting to Portsmouth Island is a challenge but the journey is worth the effort, according to the author. Among the perks Portsmouth has to offer is an environment that may make one feel as if a trip has been taken back in time. Reason noted by Rumley for this feeling: Portsmouth’s population has dwindled to summer tourists and fishermen; the place hasn’t changed much since its Colonial beginnings.
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8592
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Founded in 1753, the town of Portsmouth on the Outer Banks was a lively place of 505 people. Shipping was an important activity because inbound ships were stopped by the shallow waters and had to unload cargo at Portsmouth into smaller, shallow-draft vessels that could carry it across to the mainland. Activity in the town reached a peak in the mid-19th-century, afterward declined because of hurricanes, channels that filled with sand, and shipping activities falling off. By the early 1970s, the last residents had departed. All that remains of the town are 20 structures, including a post office, church, a schoolhouse, and several cemeteries.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 2, Feb 1976, p7-9, il, map
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7534
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Steve Roberts was born on Portsmouth Island on October 1, 1901, and lived there until 1912, when his family moved to Morehead City. In this SEA CHEST interview, Roberts reminisces about his life on the island, including entertainment, home remedies, ponies, and the great freeze.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 5 Issue 3, Fall 1979, p22-27, por
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4234
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Jessie Lee Babb Dominique was born in Portsmouth on August 2, 1927. She was the last child born in the village, which at that time numbered around 100. She recounts her memories of island life, including the arrival of the mailboat. Her mother, sister Marian Gray Babb, and aunt Elma Dixon were the island's last residents. They left in 1971.
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29897
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Born on Portsmouth Island, North Carolina in 1901, Steve Roberts and his love of Portsmouth has continued even when his family moved to Morehead City. Oystering and help from neighbors kept the community prosperous, while singing, traditions, and dreams kept the community together. But storms and changing beaches pushed the decline of Portsmouth Island in the end.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 5 Issue 3, Fall 1979, p22-27, por
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3137
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Because of a need to provide medical care to seriously ill seamen on the Outer Banks, Congress authorized construction of the state's first hospital. It was built between 1846 and 1847 in the town of Portsmouth, on Portsmouth Island.
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Tributaries (NoCar Ref VK 24 N8 T74), Vol. Issue 6, Oct 1996, p6-9, il
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34972
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Portsmouth Island sits on the southern tip of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Once a booming fishing and shipping town, it now sits abandoned except by tourists. Every two years, descendants of the island’s residents hold a reunion to celebrate the influence of Portsmouth in their lives.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 6, November 2017, p122-130, il, por Periodical Website
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16233
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Cecelski discusses a series of interviews done with former residents of Portsmouth Island, founded in 1754 and abandoned in 1971. Stories shed light on Outer Banks history and culture.
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5837
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The village of Portsmouth, located on North Core Banks, was founded in 1753 and was once a bustling fishing village. Today it is empty - a village of deserted buildings and no residents. White describes life in the village as it used to be.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1973, p12-15, 29, il
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16242
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Eason details the return of 400 people in Portsmouth Village, an island ghost town on the northernmost reach of Cape Lookout National Seashore. With a brief history of Portsmouth Island, Eason remarks on the current state of the area and attempts to bring this ghost town to life.
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35555
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In Core Sound was a village that might be rightly called a ghost town. Not a single living inhabitant resides there, as anyone who visits by ferry, beach buggy, or air can attest. In fact, only two things remained in a town the author proclaimed held promise upon its founding in 1753. One is the physical reminders of lifeways gone by, like an enclave of houses and outbuildings maintained by the owners’ descendants. Another was memories of life in a town that started its long, gradual decline by the early nineteenth century.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1973, p12-15, 29
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15795
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The last residents left Portsmouth Island long ago, and now a 1930s fishing village stands empty. Reachable only by boat, the island is preserved by the National Park Service as a reminder of the old days. for those who visit, the island holds a fascination of long ago coastal living.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 79 Issue 8, Jan 2012, p76-78, 80, 82-83, il Periodical Website
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