Topsail Island, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Topsail Island, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

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by BJ Cothran
     
 

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Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island, its pristine shores constantly shifting with the ebb and flow of the tides. This timeless treasure has long been known as one of North Carolina's best-kept secrets--a family-friendly beach--the kind we all loved as children and want our children's children to fondly remember. The island has always had a love affair with

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Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island, its pristine shores constantly shifting with the ebb and flow of the tides. This timeless treasure has long been known as one of North Carolina's best-kept secrets--a family-friendly beach--the kind we all loved as children and want our children's children to fondly remember. The island has always had a love affair with everything fishy--from piers to boats to businesses. In the late 1940s, the face of Topsail changed forever when the government seized the island for Operation Bumblebee, a top-secret mission to develop a supersonic missile. After the project ended, the three towns of Surf City, Topsail Beach, and North Topsail Beach grew and prospered. Bridges have played a huge part in Topsail's development, providing links to the rest of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738542546
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/24/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,091,830
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


In an exploratory trip up the coast, author BJ Cothran and her husband, Jack, followed a little red convertible to Topsail Island. By the time they had driven the full length of the island, BJ and Jack knew this was the place for them. They moved to Topsail, never looking back. BJ's only regret is that it took so long to get here. BJ is the publisher and editor of Topsail Magazine, a local magazine that highlights island people, places, and happenings. She is also the author of two novels and an anthology.

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Topsail Island, North Carolina (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Grammymaggie More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed learning the history of my new home