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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.
Remnants of a famous—and infamous—pirate’s legend were in a familial connection (one of Blackbeard’s wives, a native); his naming of Ocracoke; his death, when he reportedly sailed around the ship seven times after his beheading. Other remnants of the importance of ships were shipwrecks, such as the Carroll A. Derring. As for the origins for other town names, noted were Kill Devil Hills and Chicamacomico, both inspired by the original inhabitants.