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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Harkers Island, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Carteret County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Carteret County, NC (55) Craven County, NC (56) Hyde County, NC (12) Jones County, NC (1) Onslow County, NC (20) Pamlico County, NC (0)  CarteretCounty(55) Carteret County (55)  CravenCounty(56) Craven County (56)  HydeCounty(12) Hyde County (12)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)  OnslowCounty(20) Onslow County (20)  PamlicoCounty(0) Pamlico County (0)
Location of Harkers Island, North Carolina
    Carteret County (55)
    Craven County (56)
    Hyde County (12)
    Jones County (1)
    Onslow County (20)
    Pamlico County (0)
 
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1North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — Olive Thurlow Anchor
The Olive Thurlow, a three-masted, 149-foot barkentine, was built in 1876. She was bound for New York City from Charleston with a load of yellow pine lumber in 1902. During a storm on December 5, she sank in Cape Lookout Bight near the . . . Map (db m76683) HM
2North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — C 24 — Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Constructed, 1857-1859, to replace original 1812 tower. Present lighthouse, 150 feet tall, is four miles south.Map (db m76672) HM
3North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — CisternsReducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
This 1,500-gallon cistern collects stormwater runoff from the roof of the museum. The storm water collected by the cistern is used for general irrigation purposes on site. Storm water controls such as this help prevent fecal coliform and other . . . Map (db m77039) HM
4North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — Estuaries of the Sound
An estuary is where water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean. The country’s second largest estuary is located here within North Carolina’s Back, Core, and Pamlico Sounds. Its water, nutrients, marsh grasses, and sunlight create a . . . Map (db m76720) HM
5North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — C-55 — Fort Hancock
Erected in 1778 by Le Chevalier de Cambray & Capt. de Cottineau to protect Cape Lookout Bay. Dismantled, 1780. Site four miles south.Map (db m146056) HM
6North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Welcome to the Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore Spanning from Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet, Cape Lookout National Seashore preserves 56 miles of undeveloped beaches, marsh, and soundside waters along the Outer . . . Map (db m76673) HM
7North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — Horizon of Islands
Across the shallow waters of Core Sound and Back Sound a low string of islands appears to float on the horizon, barely above the waves. Those islands, along with their soundside marshes and surrounding waters, are the park—Cape Lookout . . . Map (db m76717) HM
8North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — Protecting People and Ships
The 1859 Cape Lookout Lighthouse warns ships about the dangerous Cape Lookout Shoals—sandbars that jut out over 10 miles into the ocean. Replacing a short, 107-foot 1812 lighthouse, the new lighthouse has double walls. This design . . . Map (db m76685) HM
9North Carolina (Carteret County), Harkers Island — Rain GardensReducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
This 80 sq. ft. rain garden collects stormwater runoff from the roof of the Jean-Dale boat shed and the adjacent road. Rain gardens are depressions that contain native plants that absorb and filter polluted stormwater. This simple and effective . . . Map (db m77038) HM
 
Apr. 21, 2021