Who were the Coree?

Who were the Coree?

The area surrounding Beaufort was inhabited by the Coree Indians when the settlers arrived in the 16th century. Shell Mounds were discovered around the area dating back today over 1000 years. It's believed the Shell Mounds were seasonal subsis
Cart or Carrot

Cart or Carrot

This chart refers to the eastern most island of today's Rachel Carson Reserve as Cart Island. Legend says the newer cartographers did not understand the local dialect and misinterpreted Cart to Carrot All charts now refer to the island as Carr
Ebenezer Harker and his island

Ebenezer Harker and his island

Harkers Island was inhabited by the Coree Indians in the 16th century when European explorers first arrived. Originally know as Craney Island, Farniford Green was the first patent holder of the island in 1707. The island was purchased by Ebenezer H
What was Diamond City?

What was Diamond City?

Shackleford Banks is an island that runs west to east off the coast of North Carolina. We refer to our islands as banks. Diamond City once occupied a portion of Shackleford Banks. A community that focused on fishing, whaling, salvaging and surviv
Where did the horses come from?

Where did the horses come from?

The romantic legend says a Spanish ship wrecked offshore of the Outer Banks and the horses swam to shore. We know many things about our banker ponies. What we don't know for sure is when or how they exactly arrived on our shores. One study in
The painters were drunk at the time.

The painters were drunk at the time.

Legend says the painters that painted the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse were drunk at the time and painted the lighthouses incorrectly. The assumption was the diamond pattern should have been on the Cape Hatteras lighthous