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For easy-to-handle and stable boats for oystering, North Carolinians 1880s chose the sharpie. From the 1880s to the 1930s, sharpies provided oystermen with high decks and rounded sterns to maneuver in the reefs and sounds.
With the advantage of shallow draft and sea worthiness of a deep hulled boat, the North Carolina shad boat is of simple construction and provides a practical design for fishing.
Between the Coast Guard, naval yard, and commercial fisheries work of many kinds, Mr. Robert Watson Gray had gained almost a lifetime of maritime experience. After retirement, with much of his days taken up by fishing, he showed how the lure of the open sea still reeled him in.
The National Park Service is trying to buy time for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse until a decision is made about what to do concerning erosion. A temporary measure has been to install sheet pile to resist water, but an alternative involves moving the lighthouse approximately 2400 feet back from the shoreline.