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There are a number of interesting features to note. The depth in the center of the harbor varied from about 2 feet to 5 feet, with most readings around 3.5 feet. My father often commented that when he was a child he could walk across the Creek (as the harbor is still known by natives today) without getting his chin wet. Limited dredging shortly before this chart was made increased the depth to between 5 and 11 feet in the "ditch" and leading up to the Coast Guard Station.
At the top of the chart, on Pamlico Sound and to the NW of the harbor, is the C.G. (Coast Guard) cupola. This is the old station that was torn down after WWII. It was behind the current station (now the NCCAT building).
I have identified several other landmarks with colored arrows, as follows:
- Purple -- The Community Store
- Blue -- One of the Bridges over the "Guts"
- Green -- My House on Lawton Lane (The Bragg-Howard House)
- Red -- The Island Inn (surrounded by marsh)
- Black -- The Lighthouse