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416 YEARS OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN NORTH CAROLINA

The Roanoke Island Fishing Weir

And The Midgette Goose Impoundment

 

The photos below are of approximately the same stretch of Roanoke Island where DeBry depicts Indian fishing practices and the use of a "fishing weir" in 1585

 

Coincidentally, Mr. Lewis Midgette of Roanoke Island built a goose impoundment in the 1960's which resembles, and is generally oriented, like the weir depicted in the DeBry engravings below.  Mr. Midgette, now in his 80's, visits the impoundment every day and maintains an immense flock of geese.   

 

 

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Looking northwest over Roanoke Island from the DeBry engraving


 

Looking north up the eastern shoreline of Roanoke Island and the Midgette Impoundment  


 

 

Looking southeast from Roanoke Island and over the Midgette impoundment 


 

Looking east from Roanoke Island in 1616


 

 

Looking east from Roanoke Island today


 

Other views of the Midgette Property from the ground.

 

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1998 USGS color infrared aerial photo of central Roanoke Island


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          

 

North Carolina Antique Map Gallery

 

Its Spring and

that means

SHAD!

 

John Lawson's Trek Through the Carolinas 

In 1709 

 

 

The News & Observer

 

An Op-Ed I recently wrote

 

 

Archibald D. Murphy

And the improvement of North Carolina in 1815

 

Penguins and Parrots in North Carolina?

 

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