Topsail Island

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Images of America: Topsail Island celebrates the history of a timeless treasure that has long been known as one of North Carolina's best-kept secrets. Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island, its pristine shores constantly shifting with the ebb and flow of the tides. This family-friendly beach - the kind we all loved as children and want our children's children to fondly remember, has always had a love affair with everything fishy - from piers to boats to businesses. In the late 1940s, the face of Topsail changed forever when the government seized the island for Operation Bumblebee, a top-secret mission to develop a supersonic missile. After the project ended, the three towns of Surf City, Topsail Beach, and North Topsail Beach grew and prospered. Bridges have played a huge part in Topsail's development, providing links to the rest of the world.
ISBN: 9780738542546
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In an exploratory trip up the coast, author BJ Cothran and her husband, Jack, followed a little red convertible to Topsail Island. By the time they had driven the full length of the island, BJ and Jack knew this was the place for them. They moved to Topsail, never looking back. BJ's only regret is that it took so long to get here. BJ is the publisher and editor of Topsail Magazine, a local magazine that highlights island people, places, and happenings. She is also the author of two novels and an anthology.
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