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Beaufort in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marine Research

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
1. Marine Research Marker
Inscription. The area around Beaufort and Morehead City long has been valued by marine biologists for its research potential. Army surgeons at Fort Macon in the 1870s published articles about marine life. In the 1880s The Johns Hopkins University for six summers used the Gibbs House on Front Street in Beaufort as a seaside laboratory. In 1899 the federal government chose Beaufort as the site for a fisheries laboratory, the nationís second after Woods Hole, Mass. That lab moved 1-½ miles west to Pivers Island in 1902. Duke University founded its marine laboratory on the island in 1938. The University of North Carolina since 1947 has operated a marine studies facility at Camp Glenn in Morehead City. Rachel Carson (1907-1964), pioneer environmentalist and author of Silent Spring and The Edge of the Sea, conducted research in Beaufort in her later years. The estuarine sanctuary across from the Beaufort waterfront is named in her memory.
 
Erected 1994 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C 69.)
 
Location. 34° 42.821′ N, 76° 39.594′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (County Route 1312) and Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling
Marine Research Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
2. Marine Research Marker
east on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort NC 28516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaufort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whale Fishery (approx. half a mile away); Salt Works (approx. half a mile away); Spanish Attack (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Henry (approx. half a mile away); Fort Macon (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Macon (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Categories. EducationEnvironmentScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
Ship docked in the Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
3. Ship docked in the Harbor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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