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The long, curving, stone dam separating the river from ocean between Federal Point and Baldhead Island, was completed in 1881, closing the inlet, which was opened during a storm in 1761. Designed by Mr. Henry Bacon, the New Inlet Dam allowed waterborne commerce to flourish by eliminating shoals and allowing a deeper channel from the larger volume of water. The Dam was capped with cement later on and is now considered a fisherman's paradise. The Dam was also extended south past Corncake Inlet some years later.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 3, July 1955, p8, 14, f
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