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From humble beginnings in the 1930s, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort has grown through the efforts of curator Charles R. McNeill (1975-1988) to include educational programs, as well as preservation, restoration, and research activities.
William Marcus Cathey was born on Conley Creek in 1871. A true frontiersman, Cathey killed his first bear at the age of twelve. Cathey took care of his mother until her death and never married. His mountain tales were recorded by Dr. Joseph Hall of Columbia University in 1938. Cathey died in 1944.