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for Carolina Comments Vol. 52 Issue 4, Oct 2004
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A replica of a periauger was built at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Watercraft Center in Beaufort in 2004. The construction took seven months and involved 30 volunteers working 8,400 hours. The log boat was the state's workboat during the 18th- and early 19th-centuries. The replica will be moored at the Newbold-White House near Hertford, where it will serve as an interpretive teaching tool. The article describes the boat's three-week journey to its home port in Hertford.
On January 23, 1866, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a resolution asking Governor Jonathan Worth â€œto make a contract with some manufacturer of artificial limbs to supply the needs of the State at an early date.â€ The act was to provide artificial limbs for the State's maimed veterans of the Civil War. Wegner, who works in the Research Branch of the Office of Archives and History, discusses her research and how her planned article led to a book on the subject.