Another of North Carolina's most interesting places is Harkers Island. This small island is may be difficult to get to but it has many interesting features. Apart from the surrounding waterfront, Harkers Island is in close proximity to the Inland Waterway which brings ships from all over for commercial and recreational fishing, yachting, and other ventures. Harkers Island is also the home of the \"crab pound\" where crabs are held until they shed their shells and the sold as soft crabs to markets all over the area. The Inland Waterway itself is an engineering marvel 12 feet deep and 90 feet wide at the bottom.