General Beauregard’s Bones

As a young boy living at Carolina Beach I was fascinated by the protruding bones of a shipwreck lying less than a hundred yards offshore.  We knew that it was a Civil War blockade runner.  Later I learned that the ship was originally christened as the Havelock and launched in Glasgow, Scotland.  During our Civil […]

Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras   I am a Tar Heel born and bred.  Though I have lived outside its borders for many years, I still love the Old North State and like to write about it. The following is a description of one of its familiar landmarks. Cape Hatteras is situated on the Outer Banks, a line […]

Moving to the Beach

The family often vacationed at Carolina Beach in the early 1930s, and in the mid 30s Dad had a beach house built there.  The cottage was located a mile north of the town center and was separated from the ocean shore by sand dunes.  A year or two later Dad had two smaller cottages built […]