North Carolina's Ocean Fishing Piers: From Kitty Hawk to Sunset Beach

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From the sweltering summer heat to the biting winter chill, thousands of dedicated anglers flock to North Carolina's piers to cast lines into the salty depths, hoping to reel in anything from whiting and shark to the highly prized sheepshead, red drum and even the elusive king mackerel. Fishing pier enthusiast Al Baird recounts the history of these wind-worn structures, from the incredible story of the oldest pier in North Carolina to the tales of the destructive hurricanes that ripped through the Outer Banks. Discover how seaside towns have grown and changed while their piers remain the same, as Baird recounts the memories and accomplishments of the men and women who have visited and loved these slowly disappearing landmarks.
ISBN: 9781609491482
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Landmarks
Images: 51
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Al Baird resides in Fort Mill South, Carolina, with his wife, Mary, and their two children, Katie and Chris. He began fishing the North Carolina coast as a child in the 1960s when his family would go on their annual family vacation there. Jennette's Pier was the first pier he ever fished. In 2005, he started the North Carolina Fishing Pier Society to promote pier fishing in the state. In 2006 and 2007, he conducted a weeklong fishing pier marathon, during which he fished every pier in the state
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