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The village of Portsmouth on North Core Banks, a once bustling fishing village, stands uninhabited since the last residents left in 1971. The village, founded in 1753, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains twenty structures, including a post office, church, and several cemeteries. Around 700 people visit Portsmouth each month in warm weather.
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4235
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In January 1999, the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was slightly over 100 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years various strategies had been used to keep away the encroaching waves, including construction of three concrete groins, beach renourishment, and sandfilled nylon bags. The structure is now being moved away from the ocean, 3,000 feet to the southwest. Plans call for the lighthouse to reopen in its new location on Memorial Day 2000.
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4236
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The North Carolina Estuarium, located in Washington, focuses on the unique environment of the Albemarle- Pamlico estuarine system, an area covering 2.2 million acres of water. It is the first aquarium to deal exclusively with the state's estuaries. The facility opened in 1998. Exhibits present ecosystems, fish and wildlife, history, and human interaction with the estuary.
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4234
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Jessie Lee Babb Dominique was born in Portsmouth on August 2, 1927. She was the last child born in the village, which at that time numbered around 100. She recounts her memories of island life, including the arrival of the mailboat. Her mother, sister Marian Gray Babb, and aunt Elma Dixon were the island's last residents. They left in 1971.
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