Salter Path, NC Landmarks

Fish camps like this one, dotted Bogue Banks in the beginning years of the twentieth century. During fall “mullet runs”, the Salter Path, Rice Path men would form groups or crews and occupy certain areas of the beach with a camp like this one. The men would set up a lookout in the dunes and keep watch for schools of mullet from daylight till dark, while women cooked and tended the camp for them. Each camp had a name and the crew was known by that name. One example was the Bellco Camp, located near present-day Emerald Isle.

Photo credit: The Mailboat, Karen Amspacher and Joel Hancock, editors

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