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8897
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The whaling industry began along the North Carolina coast during the 17th-century. Prized for their oil and bones, whales were hunted primarily between February and April as they migrated toward northern waters. Whaling was a community activity. Men would man the ships and bring in the catch while women and children waited onshore readying scrapping knives and tending fires to boil the oil from blubber. In 1899 a hurricane ravaged Camp Lookout. The hurricane, and a dwindling whale population, ended North Carolina's whaling industry.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 8, Jan 1984, p22-23, il, por
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17802
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The state continued its shore whaling activities into the early 20th-century. Being situated near the Gulf Stream, whalers caught whales first near Albemarle and later Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks and Bogue Banks. The author discusses local whaling traditions and the history of the industry throughout eastern North Carolina.
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Tributaries (NoCar Ref VK 24 N8 T74), Vol. Issue 14, October 2006, p23-32, il
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6067
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Diamond City, which had a population of several hundred people, once filled the land between Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the point of Core Banks Island. All that remains are a few family graveyards. Dean discusses the city and the whaling industry that flourished there for 150 years, ending in 1909.
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