Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Even more than the main house, the boathouse was the center of activity for the waterfowl hunting that drew guests here. Decoys and hunting skiffs were stored inside, along with corn to lure the waterfowl into gunning range. While the Knights and their guests slept in the main house, hunting guides in the boathouse prepared for the day of hunting that lay ahead.
The side of the boathouse still has hooks used to hang and cure the day's catch. A lounge along the back of the building held a stove to warm the hunting guides on cold winter mornings. The estate's Delco generators, placed next to the lounge, provided electricity for the boathouse and main house. A dry dock mechanism, in the area of the boathouse open to the water, held boats when not in use. Clockwise from top left:
Putting out decoys for a day of hunting. Photograph courtesy of Joyce Gallop Gaus
Dry docking mechanism inside the boathouse. Photograph courtesy of Brad Hamilton
Boathouse in the 1920s. Photograph courtesy of Joyce Gallop Gaus
Erected by Whalehead Club Currituck
Location. 36° 22.482′ N, 75° 49.888′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ocean Trail (State Highway 12) and Club Road. Touch for map. Marker is within Whalehead Park, next to the Boathouse, about a 1/4 mile west from the entrance to the park. Marker is in this post office area: Corolla NC 27927, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Caretaker's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); A Nation's Defense (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Whalehead Club (about 300 feet away); First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks (about 500 feet away); Welcome to a Wetland (about 500 feet away); Corolla Island Bridges (about 500 feet away); Currituck Beach Light Station (about 500 feet away); Waterfowl Resting Area (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.