Category Archives: Albemarle Sound

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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Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries Part I

(The first in a series on Albemarle Sound and its rivers in northeast North Carolina) Freshe Water with Great Store of Fishe If you live on the coastal plain in northeast North Carolina you are never very far from a … Continue reading

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