North Carolina’s third oldest town, Beaufort lies on the coast bordering the southern tip of the Outer Banks.
Originally a fishing village and port of safety dating from the late 1600’s, Beaufort has been visited by patriots, privateers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen who built Bahamian and West Indian style homes and public buildings.
The southern banks that separate Beaufort from the Atlantic Ocean (namely, Shackleford Banks and Carrot Island) are the protected habitats of wild horses, which have roamed the islands freely for hundreds of years.
Believed to be the descendants of Spanish Mustangs brought to the continent by conquistadors and trading vessels, these horses are a marvel of the world of wildlife, and unique to the region.
I remember seeing a piece of an old bomb that Frank Cox said he got from Grandpapp's Island.
I use to paddle over to Castle Island a lot but I never saw anything except oyster shells and a big pile of bricks and some big old rusted gear wheels.
The primitive house provides the perfect setting to showcase artifacts relating to the daily chores of cooking, spinning, sewing, candle making, and weaving in the Colonial period.
~~ Hugh Sterling ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is earlier than than that Hugh I would say mid forties to late forties.. The old naval reserve center (next to what became Pamlico Marine and going uptown on Water Street, the big warehouse that was next to Potter's Fish Market is there as Is The big fertilizer warehouse to the uptown side of Potter's and next to Maola. Also Charles Parker's house is not there(near train station) It was built in the very early fifties. I also see a very big building that appears to be on Hackney Ave. I think maybe it is an old tobacco warehouse that burned down in the 1990s. ~~ Diane Mason ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Diane.. Rex might be right about the date being in the early 1940.. the windmills that were placed in Jack's creek for the Tulip Festival are not there.. however I was also looking at that strut on the aircraft.looks early 1940.. I do not know what that is across the street from the field.
If you look at the picture, you can see that it appears that 5th Street ends right there at the trees along the creek line. Fourth st, south of Kugler does not look like I remember it.
~~ Diane Mason ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Diane.. He told me he remembered going over there and picking up the used bombs..
Does anyone see the old Washington High School that was on Bridge St? ~~ Hugh Sterling ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good picture. Also, the pedestrian bridge from second street to the recreation center is not shown. ~~ Russ Knowles ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rex.. I met a man the other day that clamed the navy bombed Castle Island with their training bombs..
We really enjoyed spending a few hours in Beaufort West.