Cover of: Lake Mattamuskeet | Lewis C. Forrest

Lake Mattamuskeet

New Holland and Hyde County

Published by Arcadia Publishing .
Written in English.

About the Book

This is the most accurate historical account of Lake Mattamuskeet ever published. The book includes two hundred vintage black and white photos to illustrate the stories of the lake.

First Sentence

Lake Mattamuskeet is the largest natural lake in North Carolina. There are no underground springs or headwaters feeding into the huge lake. The lake is a wetlands depression that fills with rain water and the natural runoff from the land around it. Lake Mattamuskeet is one of the most beautiful natural resources in North Carolina, located on the east coast half way between Maine and Florida. Since 1934, the U. S. Government has owned Lake Mattamuskeet and it makes up most of Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge.

Table of Contents

1 The Plan to Drain Lake Mattamuskeet 9
2 Floating Dipper Dredges Excavate Drainage Canals 19
3 The World’s Largest Pumping Plant 31
4 The Community of New Holland 43
5 North Carolina Farms Company Expands New Holland 55
6 New Holland, Higginsport, and Mt. Vernon Railroad 65
7 New Holland Corporation Farms the Lake Bed 77
8 CCC Boys Convert Lake Farm to Waterfowl Refuge 91
9 Pumping Plant Becomes Mattamuskeet Lodge 101
10 Hunters and Fishermen at Lake Mattamuskeet 111

Edition Notes

This book is a project of the nonprofit Mattamuskeet Foundation

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 128
Dimensions 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
Weight 9.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7899977M
ISBN 10 0738502715
ISBN 13 9780738502717
OCLC/WorldCat 43441709
Library Thing 4244991
Goodreads 493533

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