Beach Town in a Forest

Beach Town in a Forest
Beach Town in a Forest, Pine Knoll Shores located in Carteret County on North Carolina's Crysal Coast. Photo compliments of Bill Flexman and Dave Prutzman

Monday, July 6, 2015

Iron Steamer Pier Retrospective

Development in Pine Knoll Shores opened the area not only to people wanting a full-time or part-time place at the beach but also to day-trippers, people in driving distance wanting an occasional day on the coast. The following retrospective is a story of what used to be a perfect spot for such a visit.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

S.S. Pevensey

As remote as Bogue Banks seems today and as it certainly was in the 1860s, the Civil War touched its banks. The war story most clearly part of the history of Pine Knoll Shores is the account of the S.S. Pevensey. 

What Shall We Call This Place?

The Roosevelt family members Theodore III, Grace, Cornelius, Quentin, grandchildren of President Teddy Roosevelt, acquired title to Alice Hoffman’s land in 1945 by paying her debts and liens that threatened her land. As part of those legal arrangements, Mrs. Hoffman was permitted to reside on the land for the remainder of her life. Upon Alice’s death in 1953, the Roosevelt family gained full control of 2,000 acres on Bogue Banks and an additional 600 acres on the north shore of Bogue Sound.