Corolla in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip
He built a landing strip on a man-made finger of land beginning in the sound (approximately where the red channel marker is today) and extending across the front lawn. Guests who traveled by airplane arrived at the front door of the house.
The pond that you see was dug in the late 1980s.
[Text with lower left photo:] Ray T. Adams, 1941.
[Text with middle photo:] Excavating the landing strip. Photograph courtesy of Gin Leinneweber
[Text with upper right photo:] Airplane on landing strip. Photograph courtesy of Gin Leinneweber
Erected by Whalehead Club Currituck Heritage Park, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Location. 36° 22.358′ N, 75° 50.016′ W. Marker is in Corolla, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker can be reached from the intersection Touch for map. Marker is within Whalehead Park, southeast of the clubhouse, about 3 tenths of a 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 Whalehead Club Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Duck Blinds (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterfowl Resting Area (about 500 feet away); The Knights (about 600 feet away); Corolla Island Bridges (about 600 feet away); Waterfowl Hunting (about 700 feet away); First Swimming Pool on the Outer Banks (about 700 feet away); A Nation's Defense (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corolla.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.