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7552
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Weather observations have been taken on Hatteras Island since 1874. Much of the information on this period is contained in the weather station's log books, which are housed at the Cape Hatteras Weather Service. The books contain material on weather, shipwrecks, and local happenings. THE SEA CHEST staff continues the compilation of entries. This issue covers the year 1876.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p64-70, il
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7549
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In this SEA CHEST interview, Dr. William L. Garlick discusses growing orchids on Hatteras Island. Garlick, a general surgeon and professor of chest surgery at the University of Maryland, has been coming to Hatteras since 1936. He helped found the Maryland Orchid Society twenty-five years ago, and when he retired to Hatteras Island, he built a greenhouse and continued his work.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p15-20, il, por
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7551
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Truex, a history teacher who resides in Ohio, writes of the duck decoys he found on a trip to the Outer Banks. He discovered Outer Banks' decoys have a lack of refinement in design and are more crudely made than those of other areas. Materials used were mostly regional such as canvas over a wire frame, and discarded sections of power line poles, spars from wrecked ships, and fence posts.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p60-61, il
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7550
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Jennette interviewed his grandmothers, Mrs. Brittie Burrus and Mrs. Annie Stowe, for information on what life on Hatteras Island was like in the early days of the 20th-century. Without stores to depend on, islanders raised their own fruits, vegetables, and meat. Everyone made their quilts and clothes, and mail was delivered by boat.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p29-31, il
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35943
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The life of Archie Scarborough included a skill for square knot making. Much of the interview pivoted around this talent, what he also called macramé making. Traveling the conversation path included life landmarks such as contenting with the Park Service and helping to construct Wimble Shoals Lighthouse and a railroad in Kitty Hawk.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p48-53
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35939
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The Hatteras Island national wildlife refuge created in 1938 was designed as wintering grounds for greater snow geese. However, three hundred species have called it temporary home, including muskrats and snakes. Reasons for its conduciveness as a bird refuge were the hunting ban and plenteous food such as salt marsh cordgrass. As for native Islanders, many were not at home with the refuge grounds becoming unwelcome for human habitation.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p24-27
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35942
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The grave of Hezekiah Quidley proved his earthly life was over. Reports about mysterious sounds in the woods suggested his love for fiddle playing lived on. Stories about a woman appearing to her former boyfriend after her death also proved things going bump in the night were sometimes restless spirits.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p44-47
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35938
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Mrs. J.D. Barnett recounted the WWI sinking of the Diamond Shoals lightship by German submarines, an event reported in the local newspaper. As for the source of the entire story, that her father in law, captain of the sunken lightship.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p21-23
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35940
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This collection of images was of the stations in Pea Island, Creed’s Hill, and Little Kinnakeet.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p41-43
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35941
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This collection of saying and phrases included those not exclusive to the area, such as frock. As for sayings and phrases perhaps not known outside of the Outer Banks, they included woine.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p41-43
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35944
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This interview revealed what Hatteras Island was like when it was what Luther Hooper Sr. called a hunter’s paradise. For him, what made Hatteras Island paradisiacal for hunters were the abundance of hunting lodges and parties, adventures in reef hunting and skiff sailing.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p57-59
Record #:
35945
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The Sea Chest staff continued the Weather Station’s briny borne adventures in these entries, chronicled between March-June 1876. Wedged between the ordinary reports of barometric pressure was the extraordinary three week disappearance of Private Hanes. To illustrate the difference between charting the weather during the 19th century and current methods, included were pictures of modern weather forecasting equipment.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 3, Spring 1974, p64-70