On the coast of North Carolina in Carteret County lies a small village known to its inhabitants as Salter Path. The villagers were once whaling people and still make a living from the sea. Taylor presents several tradition tales about Salter Path.
One of the most popular handicrafts passed down through the ages is that of making toys for children. One such popular toy is the whooey stick--a notched stick when vigorously rubbed by another causes a propeller to turn.