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for The State Vol. 7 Issue 28, Dec 1939
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John Paul, a young Scotsman born in 1747 went to sea as apprentice at the age of 12 and later became involved in the slave trade. He made his way to North Carolina where he met Wiley Jones of Halifax County, and took up the name of Jones. Jones became the Senior First Lieutenant of the Continental Navy and the United States' first well-known naval fighter of the Revolutionary War.
The Diamond Shoals Lightship guards the greatest area of quicksand in the world. Located 12 miles off Cape Point (Hatteras) and some 20 miles from the village of Hatteras, she shines the light and blows her horn to protect approaching vessels to the North Carolina Outer Banks. The crew goes for weeks without visitors, except for the monthly arrival of the supply tender.
The sharp spires of Belmont Abbey cathedral near Belmont, North Carolina from the nucleus of a colony that is apart from the surrounding countryside. An energetic and gallant band of Benedictine monks are keeping alive the 1,400 year old doctrines of America's oldest abbey.