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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 51 Issue 4, Apr 1987
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Twenty-two Indian dugout canoes have been found in Lake Phelps. They range in size from twenty-four to thirty-seven feet. Radio-carbon dating places two of the canoes around 3,000 years old. Lake Phelps water has a preservative quality. The water is acidic and lacks the bacteria and aquatic life which eventually destroys wood.
In a ramshackle warehouse in Lumberton, the Carolina Boat Company makes a craft called a â€œone or two-man boat.â€ The company started in the 1940s and today builds between 200 and 300 boats a year. Such boats have been used traditionally for fishing and hunting in the eastern part of the state.
The North Carolina mountain peaks are unique places. Rising to great heights and containing the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River, they are separated from each other by warmer valleys. The peaks, isolated by altitude and climate, have developed their own unique plants and animals.