Whalebone Junction: Crossroads of the Outer Banks

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5 Responses

  1. JeanCarr says:

    Fascinating! Why did we always have the idea that the whale had beached there!? What a task to ferry that skeleton over the Inlet! I imagine there are families who still have a bone or two from that haul tucked away in their cottage.

  2. Glenn says:

    Great article! Correction needed on Cahoon\\’s Market picture caption (not Cahoots\\’)

  3. Sheri Jones says:

    Great article and so timely! I was just at the pier and park last weekend wondering this exact thing. Thanks!

  4. John Havel says:

    Wonderful, well-researched article on Whalebone Junction and the area… I did some digging years ago and located a photo of the road south to Oregon Inlet being paved in the 1950s. There was also a discussion awhile back on the whale bones and some speculated that the whale bones ended up at the aquarium, but I think that was dispelled by staff members. Great story!

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