Seasoned by Salt: A Historical Album of the Outer Banks

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UNC Press Books, 1995 - Photography - 192 pages
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina have had a lively and sometimes lurid history going back four centuries. These barrier islands, frequently battered by storms and hurricanes, were the site of the first English colony in North America and figured prominen
 

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My grandmother and grandfather (Willis & Gutherie) lived in "The Promised Land" on 12th Street in Morehead. When I would visit there in the 1940's and 1950's I head the Shakleford Migration story told many times. I am glad to now have it so objectively documented as the description here.
It has cleared up some misconceptions for me, and tied the migration to the date of my grandparents wedding so that I now have a documented story to add to their family history.
 

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I haven't bought this book;yet. But I will soon because this book makes me very proud to see part of my Great Grandfather's life within its pages.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Ann Snipes 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview of the Outer Banks
17
Life on the Outer Banks
30
Whaling
56
Making a Living from the Sea
66
Windmills
76
The Civil War
85
The Chicamacmico Races
92
Storms and Shipwrecks
105
Storms and Shipwrecks
108
Sentinels of the Sea
120
The United States Lifesaving Service
138
Sharpies Spritsails and Shadboats
166
Conclusion
187
Bibliography
191
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Rodney Barfield is director of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

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