Pasquotank River

By Jerimah, Kailee, Jared, & Cameron.

Pasquotank River Commerce

The Pasquotank River is a coastal body of water in Northeastern North Carolina in the United States. Located between Camden and Pasquotank counties, the Pasquotank River connects directly to the Albemarle Sound and is part of Elizabeth City water way.


Although the water isn't the cleanest from natural causes there is no commercial fishing. local creeks have provided good fishing for bass, croaker and white perch.


If you live near the Pasquotank river there are many careers you can pursue, being a fisherman, environmentalist, a person who does stuff to rivers.

Jerimiah

Culture-

History-The Battle of Elizabeth City was fought on the Pasquotank River where a small Confederate fleet was sunk in defense of the City. The Confederate ships sunk on the Pasquotank River in the battle were the CSS Black Warrior, CSS Fanny, CSS Sea Bird, and the CSS Appomattox.

Some principal industries along the Pasquotank were transport, logging, and oyster harvesting. Since the twentieth century, the commercial viability of the river has declined, as more traffic uses the Intracoastal Waterway by way of Coinjock. Perhaps the most venerable tract of wetlands in the basin is the Great Dismal Swamp, from which the Pasquotank River originates. Once covering 2,000 square miles, the entire swamp has been logged at one time or another. George Washington formed a company in 1763 to drain the swamp. Reduced to 166 square miles today, it remains the largest protected swamp wilderness in the eastern United States.

Most tourists come to see the lighthouses, and to fish, hang-glide, windsurf and swim. They travel to the barrier islands to witness the fall migration of thousands of ducks, geese and swans. The country’s oldest operating canal (Dismal Swamp); and Native American cypress canoes as old as the pyramids (Lake Phelps).

Kailee

USS Commodore Perry

Native American cypress canoe

Conservation-

Geology-

The Pasquotank River is a coastal water-body in Northeastern North Carolina in the United States. Located between Camden and Pasquotank counties, the Pasquotank connects directly to the Albemarle Sound and is part of the Intracoastal Waterway via Elizabeth City.

the Alligator River is also located here


Ecology-

Geese, ducks,and swans migrate in the fall. Red Wolves are newer residents of pasquotank. Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. A shared resource oftwo states, the refuge contains 38,000 acres in North Carolina and 82,000 acres in Virginia. Slaves dug a 22-mile-long canal through the Dismal Swamp to connect the Pasquotank River and the Albemarle Sound with Norfolk and the Chesapeake Bay. Opened in 1805, this passage provided a reliable alternative to navigating the harrowing shoals and inlets of the Outer Banks, where at least 400 ships wrecked between 1526 and 1940. The completed canal became the foundation of today’s Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Cameron and Jered