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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7074 words.

This chapter describes how travelers in the 1700s reported hearing beautiful, ghostly singing emanating from this beach. A legend grew up that this was the place where mermaids would gather...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7393 words.

This chapter describes how the author and his team took the journey down the river in stages. The later stages included layovers, and chances to explore the landscape and history...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7179 words.

This chapter focuses on the author's pilot and companion, Kemp Burdette, the thirty-six-year-old Cape Fear river keeper. He's been on the job a little less than a year. Formerly Kemp served...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 6854 words.

This chapter discusses a new twist to an old pollution source. According to Kemp, “Poultry CAFOs are making a push into North Carolina because they've been basically regulated out of other...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 3641 words.

This chapter describes the ferry dock for the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry where the brick remains of a twenty-foot-tall lighthouse, Price's Creek Light, stand. Built in 1849, it was one of...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7464 words.

This chapter focuses on Bonnet's Creek, named for Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” scion of a wealthy Barbados family who reportedly carried his voluminous library to sea with him....

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 3266 words.

This chapter shows that the route to the actual Cape Fear on Bald Head Island is circuitous and expensive. The cape, of course, is a shifty piece of real estate. In this part of the world,...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 6558 words.

This chapter argues that the reason why our natural environment has taken such a hit over the generations is it has been thought of and dealt with in pieces, chopped up into segments that...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 5396 words.

This chapter compares the author's expedition with that of John Steinbeck's, who roamed America in a camper truck called Rocinante searching for the soul of his own troubled nation. In Trav...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 2755 words.

This chapter describes the expedition's stop—a long one—at Lanier Falls, just above Raven Rock. They pull in above the falls, run the chute over and over, and surf the hydraulic in Ethan's...

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