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3177
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The Harkers Island work boat, twenty-two feet of low-cost materials, usually powered by a car motor, is a dependable craft able to handle the demands of man and nature. It is also representative of the culture that produced it.
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4023
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Harkers Island is a place known for boatbuilding and boatbuilders. The Lewis, Guthrie, Willis, and Gillikin families are well-known in the trade. One of the most famous builders is Julian Guthrie, 84, who has numerous awards, including the first Living Treasure of North Carolina Award from UNC-Wilmington in 1988 and the N.C. Arts Council Folk Heritage Award in 1993.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Winter 1999, p14-18, il, por Periodical Website
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5596
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John Guthrie built his first boat in 1930 on Harkers Island. He was twelve. Since then, tradition and experience have created others, and the Guthrie Boat is well known. In 1993, he received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award for continuing the Harkers Island boatbuilding tradition.
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9934
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Settled in 1730 by Ebenezer Harker, by 1900 Harkers Island had become home for approximately 20 families whose main income derived from fishing and whaling. Harkers Island fishermen most often built their own boats without the use of drawn plans, relying instead on distinctive, “high flared bow” hull designs that had been passed down from previous generations. Boatbuilding on Harkers Island remains much the same today, with six or more major boat works on the island building every size of boat, from eight-foot dinks to eighty-foot luxury yachts.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 40 Issue 12, Dec 1972, p12-14, il, por
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16254
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Julian Guthrie is a native of Harkers Island, a small island community east of Beaufort, N.C. It is a unique community known widely for its traditional boats and its coastal folkways. Guthrie is a boat builder who learned the techniques and traditions from his uncle, traditions that mark the boats from this community with a unique identity.
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5766
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The Jean Dale was crafted by famed Harkers Island boatbuilder Brady Lewis in the 1940s as a commercial workboat. As the fishing industry has declined, few of the old boats remain. Foushee discusses the project to restore the Jean Dale, one of Core Sound's most important fishing boats.
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13943
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The Jean Dale, a workboat in North Carolina's coastal waterways, was built in 1946 by Harkers Island boatbuilder Brady Lewis, with the assistance of Burgess Lewis. In 2000, after fifty-five years of service, the Lewis family donated the Jean Dale to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. After ten years of restoration work, the boat was unveiled to the public in September 2010.
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