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Clifford Wade was born on Hatteras Island on November 14, 1882 and at present is the island's oldest resident. At the age of twelve he went to work pound net fishing and later worked in the Lightship Service. Wade describes his experiences in the Great August Storm of 1899 and watching General Billy Mitchell sink two battleships with air power off Hatteras Island in 1923.