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    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, NC.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • Whale's mouth and teeth. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained...
    • Feast of Pirates

    • Cape Fear River, Feast of Pirates, Pirates, Boats, John Knox, Menantic, Ferry
    • This b&w photograph captures a pirate ship prepared for the inaugural Feast of Pirates festival in 1927.
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Naval Stores.

    • Naval Stores, Rosin, Resin, Turpentine, Tar, Eagles Island
    • Since colonial times, naval stores were an important industry for not only southeastern North Carolina, but the nation as well. World commerce depended on ships with wooden hulls, tarred riggings and sails, making pitch, tar, turpentine and rosin...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large fifty-ton sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth....
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Peyton Hoge House

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    • Queen Anne style house built according to the drawings prepared by first owner, the Rev. Peyton Harrison Hoge (1858-1940), native of Hampden-Sydney, VA and minister of First Presbyterian Church (1885-1899); and wife, Mary Stuart Holladay...
    • Naval Stores industry.

    • Naval Stores, Turpentine, Distillery
    • Turpentine distillery at an unknown site. Since colonial times, naval stores were an important industry for not only southeastern North Carolina, but the nation as well. World commerce depended on ships with wooden hulls, tarred riggings and...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • View of the whale (pictured center), which washed up on beach. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the...

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