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34788
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In 1865, the first menhaden factory was established on Harkers Island. While today Carteret County is well known for the Beaufort and Morehead City fisheries, Harkers Island still participates in the industry during the warmer summer months. Historically, families living closest to fish factories in Davis and Smyrna, North Carolina, held seasonal positions as crew members and factory workers. In total, forty-four boats were involved in the Harkers Island fisheries which covered areas in the Core Sound. Approximately twenty-six were locally built, although few of these were designed for specific use in the fishery. This article addresses various fishing vessels and the histories of their owners.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p1-5, il
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34789
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During the 1950s, the author worked as a summer camp counselor at Camp Morehead. Primarily a boys’ camp, three weeks were set aside each summer for co-ed habitation. The author herself had attended camp during one such session where she learned to sail. Returning in college as a counselor, the author was placed in charge of sailing instruction and office duty which included running errands. Throughout the summer, campers were brought into Morehead City to visit various stores and enjoy some of the local cuisine.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p5-7, il, por
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34792
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Dr. Ben Royal started the first Morehead City hospital with support from the U.S. Public Health Service and local community members. Edith Broadway was hired as a nurse in 1912 to assist with operations. Her work, however, far exceeded her title. Broadway and Royal worked tirelessly to assist residents of Morehead City and surrounding areas; beginning with only seven beds, the duo worked to expand service to eighteen patients. Following the flu epidemic of 1918, Royal and Broadway continued to raise funds for a larger, more adequate facility. Their work manifested in a new building and improved medical facilities. The two worked side by side through the Second World War. Overall, Broadway dedicated 31 years to the Morehead City hospitals.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p11-13, il, por
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34793
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In early January 1918, a snow storm passed through the Outer Banks, bringing plummeting temperatures. In turn, Bogue Sound froze over for the first time in remembered history. A slab of ice three inches thick covered the water and the boats. A local resident recalled that the ice was thick enough to cross the sound over to Bogue Banks. Several families did push their skiffs across, in case of ice breakage. Another group of residents was stranded in their boat out on the frozen water. They eventually abandoned the vessel and successfully crossed the ice. While low temperatures still occur, there has not been another big freeze of Sound waters since 1918.
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34791
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In April 1921, the schooner JAMES E. NEWSOM struck Bluefish Lump Shoal and grounded near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The sailing master and crew abandoned the vessel and began rowing towards the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Meanwhile, several of the Coast Guardsmen noticed the vessel aground and went out to investigate. Finding NEWSOM empty, they returned to the station where they met the crew. The following day, the station lookout sighted a sail on the horizon. As the vessel grew nearer, the Guardsman recognized the NEWSOM which had gracefully ungrounded and drifted into shore. The crew soon boarded and found NEWSOM in good working condition.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p9-11
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34790
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Beaufort’s port, established 1722, served as a North Carolina port of entry throughout the colonial period. A customs officer was located in the port to handle collections for the district which included the southern and eastern parts of Carteret County. In the mid-18th century, the district was enlarged to include Ocracoke, Bogue Inlet, and the Neuse River. A secondary officer was appointed to oversee vessels loading and unloading cargo in the Neuse River. As coastal trade migrated to New Bern throughout the century, so did the customs officials. During the war of 1812, Beaufort became a significant port for privateer operations and continued to grow in use through the 1860s. The last customs office opened in 1908 and operated until 1952, when it moved to Morehead City.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2010, p7-8
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34786
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A painting of a schooner by artist D.G. Bell was discovered in a Florida garage, dated to 1934. Interested in the work’s history, the owner began chasing leads on the art’s origins by contacting Carteret County citizens whose names were listed on the backside of the painting. One of the names, Tibbie Roberts, yielded answers. Ms. Roberts confirmed that the painting had been given to a local couple as a going-away gift in 1937. D.G. Bell owned a gift shop in Morehead City where he exhibited and sold some of his work. Today, several of his paintings are held in collections at the Carteret County Historical Society. Following the discovery of his work, it was decided that a party would be held to unveil the “long lost” painting and showcase Bell’s talent.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p9-10, il, por
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34787
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Following political upheaval, French Huguenot immigrants settled in New Bern, North Carolina in the late 17th century. Throughout the 18th century, this community thrived and welcomed new members to the diaspora. The author believes that several French pirates aboard Blackbeard’s captured French flagship settled in Beaufort. These populations, the author argues, influenced “Down East” linguistic patterns used today throughout Carteret County. The author provides a list of similarities between French grammar and Down East dialect.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p17-20, bibl
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34785
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The annual Lukens homecoming is held to remember the small community of Lukens in Carteret County. First settled during the 18th century, town residents began leaving following extensive damage from the 1933 hurricane. Today, Lukens descendants and family members return once a year to share histories of the community. Descriptions of the town and residents are given by those present. A trip to Lukens follows the remembrances. Today, some of the Lukens structures are still standing in South River, North Carolina.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p7-8, il
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34783
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Carteret County author David Stick dedicated much of his career to studying shipwrecks and maritime heroes of the Outer Banks. Beginning as a World War II correspondent in the Pacific Theater, Stick returned to North Carolina and began studying the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Part of his research involved contacting wreck survivors and visiting the vessel, if possible. Towards the end of his life, Stick donated many materials to the Outer Banks History Center for continued use. He passed away in 2009.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p1-2, il, por
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34784
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Bryan Salter worked for the Grit newspaper as a paperboy during his youth. Popular in southern states, the newspaper hired teens and pre-teens to deliver the paper to local residents once a week. Salter recalls various local teens employed by the paper; many of their customers were relatives or family friends. Eventually, the newspapers circulation declined and today it is no longer delivered to a subscriber base.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p2-3, il, por
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34764
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Following the United States entrance into World War II in 1942, the battle for the north Atlantic was going poorly. Over 600 ships and six million tons of shipping were destroyed by German U-boats. These engagements became known as a wild turkey shoot. Vessels offshore from Morehead City and Beaufort were seen damaged and sinking on a daily basis; they were often attacked by German forces during the night. The Morehead City hospital was expanded to increase services to burned and injured sailors.
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34768
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Following the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, skirmishes between rebels and loyalists continued. In April 1782, three loyalist vessels anchored in Beaufort harbor to conduct a raid against colonists. A small group of Continental Army members joined forces, guarding granaries and warehouses in Harkers Island and Beaufort. While the British and loyalists were able to take control of the town fort, they did not capture the stores at Harkers Island.
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34767
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A “rum-chaser” boat was purchased for use at the Beaufort Coast Guard Station in 1925. Intended to patrol for vessels bringing alcohol into the state, the boat could reach speeds of 25 miles per hour. As other vessels averaged between 8 and 12 miles per hour, the guardsmen were confident that the vessel could overtake all others on the water. Other additions to local infrastructure included ongoing construction of the Cape Lookout breakwater and expansion of the Norfolk southern railway to the Cape region.
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34769
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Elmo Wade was a Carteret County boat builder working at the turn of the century. Growing up in a maritime community, Wade apprenticed as a shipbuilder, constructing both sailing and power boats. Beginning in the 1940s, Wade started constructing a fleet of boats for the local menhaden fishery. He soon expanded his business to include sportfishing vessels. Many of his customers received small models of spritsail skiffs as a thank you from Wade. Today, one of these models remains in the Smithsonian Museum’s maritime collection.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Fall-Spring 2008/2009, p10-13, il