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Hatteras Island: Keeper of The Outer Banks

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Hatteras Island includes the stories of fishermen, tourists, surfers, beachgoers, historians, and Hatteras families who have lived here for generations. McAllister returns to the site of his family's annual vacations a quarter-century ago and shares the island's unique and personal history.
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by John F. Blair, Publisher
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Faith Armstrong
Oct 07, 2009 Faith Armstrong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
McAllister captures the island life well before the times Hatteras Island was deemed a vacation spot. Life on Hatteras Island is still my idea of peace and tranquility and still not chaotic hubbub of malls, putput golf, carnivals etc. Fishing, shells, sunrise and sunset and Hatteras Island folks!! Then and now.
Michelle
Aug 12, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh what a book.....I picked up an authographed copy while down on a trip to Hatteras. Once I started reading, I could not put it down. From the chapter on the "Ghost Ships" to the lifesaving stations, to the tales of building of Route 12, I found myself reliving the past lives of Hatteras.

A great read for anyone who has been or anyone who dreams of going to Hatteras. I highly recommend the book and this vacation spot.

Here is one of my favorite passages....

"Hatteras Highway 12 offers a differen
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Kim
In preparing for our summer vacation to the Outer Banks, this was a good book to provide some history and make the places come alive. I learned a great deal, and that made me appreciate the island more while there sightseeing.
Shaun
Nov 30, 2016 Shaun rated it liked it
Shelves: sea-stories, history
Good information. Rather generic, often repeated from other sources.
Tyson Heck
Oct 25, 2016 Tyson Heck rated it really liked it
After visiting Hatteras Island for the first time since I was a kid, it held many wonders that intrigued me as we walked and drove around the different towns/villages. It was one of those places that draws from you a curiosity, almost a need to know the historical significance and the deep history of it all. The Outer Banks is just too different from today's modern versions of east coast beach towns that you find in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.

Ray's book touched on a lot of the history a
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Brandon Ulman
Oct 05, 2013 Brandon Ulman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
While visiting Buxton Village Books during my stay in the Outer Banks, specifically Frisco, I was determined to pick up a local book or two as a souvenir. I skimmed several and eventually decided on this because I loved the writing and it happened to be the book most directly about where we were staying. It became a great way to brush up on the history of the area and, even better, extend the vacation in my head, revisiting Hatteras Island in these pages in the days and weeks following my ...more
Ray
Nov 04, 2016 Ray rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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