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34766
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The town of Beaufort, nestled on the Outer Banks, is the origins of the Inland waterway. This maritime route extends into the Neuse River, where it joins the Pamlico Sound. Traveling north, mariners can follow the Pamlico into the Albemarle and Chesapeake Bays. To move between Beaufort and Norfolk, Virginia, a system of canals linking the rivers and sounds was created. In 1925, canal expansion was underway to link the Alligator River and Cape Fear River into this inland waterway, bypassing the Pamlico Sound and the capes of the Outer Banks, respectively.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Fall-Spring 2008/2009, p3-5, il, map
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34765
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Between 1925 and 1931, two “chapel trains” operated by the Catholic Church in North Carolina traveled through the state proselytizing. The trains operated as literal Catholic churches on wheels, complete with pews, an altar, an organ, and a sanctuary. One of the trains stopped in Morehead City in 1926 and 1928. The priest on board, Father Egbert Albert, left a lasting impression on the town’s residents. Following his death, the Morehead City Catholic Church was built in his memory.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Fall-Spring 2008/2009, p1-2, il, por
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34770
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The last residents of Lukens Island left in the mid-1940s. The village itself has disappeared over the years, leaving the town cemetery as the last remaining evidence of the island’s past. Every year, former residents and family members gather on the island to visit and remember their loved ones. Today, the cemetery remains active as the final resting place for locals and past residents.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Fall-Spring 2008/2009, p14, il
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34772
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Sea Level, North Carolina, is home to the oldest retirement home in the United States, Sailor’s Snug Harbor. Created in 1801, the home was founded to care for aging and worn out sailors. In 1833, the facility was officially opened in Long Island, New York to care for retired merchant seamen. While the original property retained its historic value, residents required updated medical facilities which led to the search for a new facility. Sea Level was chosen, and in 1976, the home reopened in North Carolina. The facility’s maritime history remains part of the community; today, maritime art and nautical artifacts adorn the institution which is home to retired mariners and non-mariners alike.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Fall-Spring 2008/2009, p15-17, il
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34771
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Gunger, a molasses flavored cake, remains a Harkers Island tradition. The author, Ann Moore, attributes Gunger to Carteret County’s local history of maritime traditions. Early trade routes between the West Indies and North Carolina brought sugar products to the state, notably sugar and molasses. The recipe for Gunger is included in the article, recorded by the author’s grandmother.
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34760
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Midgett shares memories of her father’s boat, a 45 foot ketch constructed by J.R. Miller in Morehead City. Launched in 1941, the ketch SULU was soon conscripted by the U.S. Coast Guard for the war effort. A .50 caliber machine gun was mounted on deck and Midgett’s father became a commissioned Chief Petty Officer. SULU was operated by six or seven men who were responsible for reporting any enemy vessels seen offshore. Following the war, SULU once again became a recreational vessel and was used by the family.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p11, il
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34761
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Beaufort’s early history is fairly tumultuous. Early engagements with the Tuscarora left the small community scarred. Further encounters with pirates in 1731 and Spanish raiders in 1741 delayed, but did not stop, settlement. By the early 1830s, a local courthouse and fort had been erected while Fort Macon was under construction. Today, Beaufort’s eastern part faces the inlet; nearby are the Cape Lookout lighthouse and associated Coast Guard Station. The oldest areas of town include an 18th century cemetery and house which dates to 1723.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p12-13, il
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34757
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In 1940, the Burleigh family move to Morehead City from England as they feared German invasion. Mr. Burleigh had stayed to serve England, however his wife and children became integrated into the local Carteret County community. Their host family would later receive the King’s Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom—one of 16 North Carolina families bestowed this honor.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p6-7, il, por
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34758
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The Carteret Summer Art Studio was held in Morehead City in 1969 to showcase local artists work. A local family offered use of their property—guest instructors stayed on the upper floor while the porch and dining room were used as classroom space. Several well-known North Carolina artists served as instructors and artists staffed the studio and store throughout the summer. Unfortunately, the studio did not continue the next summer.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p7-8, il, por
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34759
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The first scout movement in Morehead City was created in 1913. The leaders of this early troop were actively involved in the community. As such, they joined the First World War effort which led to a series of short term scoutmasters. During the 1920s and 1930s, the troop reformed to become Troop 39, which met at the local school through the Second World War. Following the war years, the troop again disbanded to be eventually reformed as 130. Today, this troop is sponsored by the Parkview Baptist Church.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p9-10, il
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34756
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In 1992, a Morehead City resident caught sight of a ghostly apparition aboard the tug LOCKWOOD. Purchased in 1983 for scrap, the vessel was reportedly haunted. Eyewitnesses describe a ghostly figure walking around the deck. The author and owner of the vessel decided to investigate, but were unable to trace the history of the tug or past incidents on board.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p3-5, il
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34762
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Today, one of the Core Sound roads off Rt. 70 in Atlantic, North Carolina, boasts the name “Houseboat Inn.” While no houseboat remains, the story lingers. In the 1930s, the owner of a houseboat traveling south from Baltimore stopped in Atlantic. Deciding he liked the property, the owner moved the houseboat onto land and added secondary construction features including additional rooms, a porch, and a pier. The author’s family purchased the entire property in 1944 and ran the houseboat as an inn through the 1960s. Various Marine Corps officers would rent the space throughout the war and continued to visit years later. In 1980, the structure was razed from arson activity, ending its history.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p13-14, il
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34763
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The Stella, North Carolina, post office was first operated by German immigrant William Kuhn. Kuhn came to North Carolina to work as a book keeper for a local mill operation. Purchasing land near Stella, he opened a general store which doubled as the local post office. Another Carteret County post office, located in Mill Creek, was staffed by members of the local Quaker community during the mid-19th century.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2008, p14-15, il
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34734
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Davis, North Carolina, was home to the first movie theater in Carteret County. Beaufort soon followed the trend and in 1911 opened the Sea Breeze Theatre. A family business, the Sea Breeze was operated by William Luther Paul and his children. Projected by hand, films were shown at the theatre once per week. As they were silent, subtitles were included. To aid in the movie going experience, Paul designed a number of sound effects which could be operated in the projection booth including train whistles, horses running, and horns playing. When sound was finally incorporated into movies, a Victrola would play the associated record as the movie ran. By 1916, movies had expanded to include serial films with episodes playing over a number of weeks. Paul continued to experiment with sound and by 1928 had a working model of a Vitaphone system. The theatre operated through World War II.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p8-11, il
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34732
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The Hunting Quarters Primitive Baptist Church was first organized in Hunting Quarters Township in 1829. Constructed at Nelson Bay, the Meeting House welcomed members of the Congregation from Portsmouth Island, Cedar Island, Atlantic, and Davis Shore. Following the Civil War, the community relocated to the town of Atlantic. When the building was destroyed in 1918 by a tornado, it was rebuilt further down the road. The congregation continued to meet until the 1960s, however it was a community in decline. In 2006, the Meeting House remained in poor condition. Thanks to efforts from local historians and community members, however, the structure has been repaired and is currently used for history meetings.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p5-6, il