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Duck in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Powder Ridge Club

 
 
Powder Ridge Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 15, 2014
1. Powder Ridge Club Marker
Inscription. This club stands as one of the last traces of Duck's rich waterfowl heritage. Built by Wall Street brokers in the 1920's and operated through the 1940's. Distinctive to this club was a unique set of whalebones adorning the front; garnering it the nickname "The Whalebone Club." Betty and Duck Braithwaite purchased the club and it became known as Duck's Cottage. Their children preserved it as a testament to the great era of waterfowl hunting along the shores of the Carrituck Sound.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 36° 10.194′ N, 75° 45.406′ W. Marker is in Duck, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker can be reached from Duck Road (State Highway 12), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Duck's Cottage. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1240 Duck Road, Kitty Hawk NC 27949, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Field Research Facility (approx. 0.8 miles away); Take a Boy Fishing in North Carolina (approx. 5.5 miles away); Monument to a Century of Flight (approx. 5.5 miles away); Currituck Sound (approx. 5.7
Powder Ridge Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 15, 2014
2. Powder Ridge Club Marker
miles away); Thomas J. Jarvis (approx. 6.6 miles away); Wright Brothers' Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Kill Devil Hills Fire Rescue Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away); Wreck Of The Metropolis (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  About Duck's Cottage. A brief history of the building. "For most of its existence the Club stood right on the shores of the Currituck Sound and a distinctive pair of crossed whalebones graced the peak." (Submitted on July 19, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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The Whalebone Club image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 19, 2014
3. The Whalebone Club
Immediately inside the Duck's Cottage Coffee Shop is this historic photo of "The Whalebone Club" showing the namesake whale bones above the entrance. The year it was taken is unknown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 19, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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