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for The State Vol. 26 Issue 6, Aug 1958
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Thirty years ago, fishing was good in North Carolina, but the catch was small sized and no foundation existed for a sport fishery capable of attracting sportsmen from other areas. A few dreamers speculated on the possibilities of sport fishing far off-shore. Late in the 1920s a few adventurous souls pushed beyond the eastern horizons in small commercial fishing boats, catching large sailfish and other species, eventually proving that North Carolina is a haven for sport fishermen.
North Carolina's most notorious woman was a pirate named Anne Bonney who was as blood-thirsty and cruel as any corsair who ravaged the coast of North America in the early days of the 18th-century. Bonney, who hailed from Cork, Ireland, came to North Carolina with her parents while still a child. Anne Bonney is known for her vicious disposition and impetuous spirit, casting off suitors for a life of piracy.
In another extract from Zeigler and Grosscup's \"Heart of the Alleghenies,\" published in 1881, the travelers describe their experiences in Graham County. In particular, the pair concentrates on the recent purchase by a county native of 800 merino sheep, their ill care, and subsequent death. Zeigler and Grosscup continue on, detailing their travels to Madison and Buncombe Counties.