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Harkers Island is a unique spot on North Carolina's coast, known for its history of boatbuilding, commercial fishing, decoy carving, and the high tider dialect spoken by natives. Purchased by Ebenezer Harker in the 1700s, the island is now home to over 1500 inhabitants, and popular with tourists who the natives call dingbatters. Although there are stores and restaurants, the island is still a quiet spot to vacation, and a beautiful place to live. This collection displays photographs, artifacts, and text that encapsulate Harkers Island's rich history--for dingbatters who haven't had a chance to visit, or want to revisit digitally, and homesick natives alike.

 
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