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

Friday, December 4, 2015

John A. Royall: Isle of Pines


Before there was a Pine Knoll Shores and before Alice Hoffman set foot on Bogue Banks, John A. Royall and his family lived here. He owned from Hoop Pole Creek to the western tip of the island. Royall or Royal is a rather common name, so it’s not easy finding the exact John A. Royall we are looking for, but we think we have traced him. 

1915 Schooner built in Boothbay, Maine, similar to one owned by John A. Royall. [i]