World War II Navy Base Cistern

41 Irvin Garrish Highway
NC 27960

World War II Navy Base Cistern

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Before 1977, most homes in Ocracoke had cisterns which were used to collect rainwater. This water was used for drinking and cooking - the water was too precious to be used for other purposes. The US Navy had their own cistern to supply water to the base during World War II.



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