|Old Baldy and Old Glory together in the September sunshine|
Landgrave Thomas Smith of Charlestown secured a grant from the colonial Lords Proprietors on May 8, 1713 to secure this outpost and Cape Fear for trade with the Indians. During the Revolutionary War the British troops constructed Fort George, which repulsed an amphibious assault from American forces in September of 1776. A Confederate battery later reclaimed these fortifications as Fort Holmes to protect shipping interests from 1863 – 1865.
|Bogan's On The Beach - our front beach rental property|
The Bald Head Island Conservancy heads up the island’s sea turtle watches and the environmental education services. Their touch tank and learning center is open to the public and is run by a small staff led by Dr. Suzanne Dorsey who told me that the almost all of the island is an ecological treasure trove where wildlife abounds. Turtle walks, bird watching and even surf fishing classes are all available.
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|Villagers are year round residents|