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36014
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Of personal interest to the author were also items of historical interest. Up close and personal was the view that he offered of sunken ships, as well as the marine life that lived around them. As visual illustration was a map locating the wrecked watercrafts, which included a German submarine. Accompanying the map was a brief description of each: an old boiler, LST#741, Richmond, Kyzickes, Zane Gray, U-85, and York.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1980, p10-13, 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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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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29889
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Margaret Wallace was fascinated with Portsmouth Island, North Carolina from the time she set foot there, and has been living there since she was given a lease on the school house from the state. While the Park Service maintains the buildings, Wallace provides a historical tour of Portsmouth from the 1750s on.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 3, Spring 1978, p22-35, il, por, map
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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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25990
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Portsmouth Island was established by the NC General Assembly in 1753. Once a thriving seaport along the Outer Banks, Portsmouth Island is now part of the National Park Service for recreational purposes. Although many of the buildings are in good condition, the Island is slowly disappearing into the sea.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 19 Issue 4, Sept-Oct 1975, p8-9, il
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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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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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35556
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As a companion article to “Portsmouth Island Stands in the Backwash of Time” was a profile of the last permanent resident of the Core Sound town. Profiled was Henry Piggott, resident during the sum of his seventy four years and now resident of the family cemetery. Profiled also was the small pink house in which Piggott resided. The dwelling held remnants of lifeways gone by, such as the kitchen and bathroom as separate buildings.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1973, p16-17
Record #:
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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