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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