Serving as an early port for the shipping interests of New World colonists, Carteret County has enjoyed a long and rich history, one dependent on both the nurturing and destructive character of the sea. Founded by a community of tough and hardy seafarers, the countyâ€™s earliest towns, Beaufort, Portsmouth Village, and Morehead City, blossomed into centers of culture, attracting entrepreneurs, recreational hunters and fishermen, families looking for new beginnings, celebrities, and eventually, tourists. This volume, with over 200 extraordinary black-and-white images, captures 100 years of life in Carteret County, from the beginning of the twentieth century to its end. An enchanting visual tour of the Carteret of yesteryear, Carteret County explores the early families, such as the Moreheads, Arendells, and Webbs, that made their homes along the coastline and in the various island communities, the fishermen applying coordination and skill with cast nets and long nets from small vessels to larger trawlers, the men and women laboring in the wharfâ€™s fishhouses, and the everyday citizens who worked, played, and lived on the edges of the Crystal Coast.
About the Author
North Carolina historian Lynn Salsi and award-winning photographer Frances Eubanks have compiled an extraordinary collection of vivid photographs with informative research that captures the essence of Carteret County: a place of beauty on the edge of the storm. Bringing to life the fascinating history of one of the Tar Heel Stateâ€™s most unique regions, Carteret County is a celebration of a place that possesses charming fishing villages, picturesque shorelines, and stunning marshscapes and is abundant with Southern coastal traditions. Whether a longtime resident or a visitor to this coastal paradise, you will surely enjoy this journey into the countyâ€™s past.