Monthly Archives: April 2021

Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries Part V

The Fight for Independence and the Independence Hurricane It took a lot for colonists in eastern North Carolina to consider revolt. All they wanted was fair treatment. ┬áDon’t exploit us. Give us some say. We’ll be loyal subjects. But royal … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage Through the Centuries Part IV

Second Chances, the Albemarle Connection, a Revolt and Noxious Disease Less than a century after the first English families stepped ashore on Roanoke Island, ┬ásteady streams of pioneers were betting on hope. They were settling along the north shore of … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries Part III

The History and the Mystery of the Lost Colony In July, 1587, 115 English settlers and one Native American stepped ashore on Roanoke Island. Roanoke Island lies just inside the barrier beach, near the mouth of Albemarle Sound. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries: Part II

Estuaries: Cradle of Life What is an estuary? In simplest terms, it is a place where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the sea. Under quiet conditions, “lighter” fresh water will float atop “heavier” salt water. But … Continue reading

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