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for The State Vol. 20 Issue 8, July 1952
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Efforts for providing new and improved port terminal facilities at Wilmington and Morehead City are underway. State funds totaling $7,500,000 have been allocated for the new project and will be spent on increasing facilities for ocean-going vessels, installation of modern loading gear, railway tracks, warehouse storage, and handling equipment.
In January 1879, a two-mast schooner, Crissie Wright grounded off Shackleford Banks. Measuring 120 feet long and drafting 18 feet of water, the schooner was hauling guano from South America to Baltimore. One of the coldest nights on record, 21 men perished in the wreck of the Crissie Wright.