A History of Fishing

MENHADEN FISH FACTORYThe use of menhaden in Carteret County dates to the 19th century. One story tells that northern soldiers occupying Beaufort saw that the waters were full of menhaden, and stories they told on their return encouraged businessmen in the north to come down and start plant operations here.In 1881 a menhaden factory was established in Beaufort at Lennoxville, just east of Beaufort, in 1881 by Mr. Charles Pittman (C. P.) Dey, who came to the area from the northeast specifically for the purpose of starting a menhaden factory here. This was a sizable and successful factory, with a…... read more »


What You'll Find in Downtown Beaufort

Beaufort is more than just a dot on the map, it's a lifestyle. From culinary experiences in one of its many fine-dining restaurants to strolling the boardwalk during sunset, the town offers unparalleled simplicity complemented by a beautiful waterfront.ANTIQUESIn a town as old a Beaufort is, just about everyone has antiques of one sort or another. There are three antique shops in the downtown area, each with its own character. Furniture, bottles, jewelry, ship models, decoys, paintings...all these and more can be found in Beaufort.ARTSMany artists make their homes in Beaufort. We have several galleries and stores devoted to local…... read more »


Cape Lookout and the Core Banks

CAPE LOOKOUTExplore the Undeveloped Islands of Cape LookoutA boat ride three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages-there's something for everyone at Cape Lookout. Be sure to bring all the food, water, and supplies you need (and carry your trash out of the park) when visiting these remote beaches.CORE BANKSCore Banks are divided into North and South by Ophelia Inlet. South Core Banks is a short ferry-ride from the down-east town of Davis, and North Core Banks can be reached by ferry…... read more »