North Carolina is a country of ports and harbors, rivers and sounds.
Bayboro Photos: The town of Bayboro, North Carolina, was named after a river that was named after a tree.
Engelhard Photos: The fishing village of Engelhard, North Carolina was incorporated in 1711, the year of the Tuscarora Indian War.
Oriental Photos: Oriental, North Carolina, was named after a sailing steamer wrecked off Bodie Island in May 1862, Oriental is still attracting sailors 150 years later.
Pamlico River Photos: The Tar River flows 215 miles before it becomes the Pamlico River at the Highway 17 Bridge in Washington, North Carolina. It’s a river freighted with history and silt.
Swan Quarter Photos: The harbor at Swan Quarter, North Carolina is a knife thrust into the broad wetlands bordering the Pamlico Sound, an inlet barely wide enough to swing a cat-o-nine-tails.