The One and Only "Banksologist"

The Outer Banks are a unique part of Eastern Carolina's history and heritage and a part of the past that's changing faster than the shifting sands and ebb and flow of the tides. That's why one man has made it his mission to record the story of the Carolina Banks. Most folks in Carteret County know James Willis as "Cap'n Jim." He is a descendant of the original C'ae Banker families of Cape Lookout and a life-long resident here. He is the first and only self-proclaimed "Banksologist " studying and collecting maps, stories, history and even speaking the disappearing brogue of the original settlers here.


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