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Zacharias’ definition of Hatteras Island: not just a barrier between the ocean and mainland; vulnerable to hurricanes and shipwrecks; Blackbeard’s visitation; site for Ocracoke Lighthouse. Island is also defined as a land rich with history. Hatteras’ place in state history was set during its days as Pilot Town, when residents navigated ships through Pamlico Sound’s shoals. Hatteras’ place in personal history can be seen in families such as Ballance and Howard, whose graveyards and ghost stories attesting lives going back as far as ten generations.
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