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North Carolina Sharpies

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The sharpie is a popular vernacular watercraft found in North Carolina. Featuring a long narrow hull and flat bottom, sharpies originated in the Northeast in the mid-1800s. The first sharpie built in Carteret County was GOODWIN, constructed 1867. Used for fishing and oystering, the vessel measured 40 feet in length and was 11 tons burthen.
The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 2, Spring 1994, p3, il