Uncover the secrets of the Whalehead.
When construction began on the Whalehead Club property in 1922, Corolla was a much different place than it is today.
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse was there. There was a United States Coast Guard Lifesaving Station, a one-room schoolhouse and post office, a few other stores and a small population of residents.
There were no paved roads or modern amenities. Electricity wouldn’t come until 1955.
What this area did have was waterfowl – and plenty of it. Canada Geese, Mallards, Black Ducks and other waterfowl species were in high demand at top restaurants up and down the East coast. That made the area a hotspot for recreational hunters and wealthy individuals like the Knights, especially when market hunting was outlawed and migratory waterfowl sales outlawed on the Outer Banks in 1918.
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