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The Tar Burners

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When prices for tar and pitch were increased by their suppliers, England turned to their American colonies as a new source around 1700. Southeastern North Carolina became a major supplier of naval stores, which included tar, rosin, turpentine, and pitch. For decades Wilmington was recognized as the largest export point in the world for naval stores.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 35 Issue 15, Jan 1968, p12-13, 15, il