Thursday, April 23, 2009

Beach Quiz

[1] Salter Path is a quiet Carteret County community dating to around 1900. On what barrier island is Salter Path located?
    A. Core Banks
    B. Bogue Banks
    C. Hatteras Island

[2] Kure Beach is a laid-back location for fishing and beachcombing. During World War II, the town was the site of a large factory that made ethyl additive for what type of fuel?
    A. Kerosene
    B. Diesel fuel
    C. High-octane gasoline

[3] Topsail Beach's rich history includes tales of pirate treasure and a federal government jet engine testing site. It's located on Topsail Island, which is how many miles long?
    A. 10 miles
    B. 26 miles
    C. 35 miles

[4] Pine Knoll Shores was visited by explorer Giovanni Da Verrazzano back in the early 16th century. Today, what facility makes it a popular tourist destination?
    A. North Carolina Acquarium
    B. Write Brothers memorial
    C. North Carolina Maritime Museum

[5] The southernmost of the South Brunswick Islands, Sunset Beach was incorporated in 1963. Each year a colony of what endangered large, wading bird species migrates there from Florida?
    A. Oystercatcher
    B. Wood stork
    C. Sanderling

[6] Located in Brunswick County and incorporated in 1975, the town of Caswell Beach, named for the 19th-century Fort Caswell, owns what nearby lighthouse?
    A. Ocracoke Lighthouse
    B. Cape Lookout Lighthouse
    C.
Oak Island Lighthouse

[7] Bald head Island's 14-mile streach of beachfrong is accessible only by ferry or boat and located near Corncake Inlet at the mouth of what river?
    A. New Brunswick River
    B. Cape Fear River
    C. Waccamaw River

[8] Currituck County's Corolla is the northernmost village on the Outer Banks.  Its wide beach offers recreation for tourists but also includes a preserve for what animals that came from Spain?
    [A] Mustangs
    [B] Sheep
    [C] Goats

You can get the answers by purchasing May Issue of "Our State" magazine or when you come to the beach this summer I'll bring my issue and you can look up your answers.