New Release: Swansboro - The Friendly City by the Sea

Swansboro native Jack Dudley has published his 2nd Swansboro book - Swansboro: The Friendly City By the Sea. Jack had not planned a 2nd Swansboro book, but kept running across great photos while doing other research and still had 100s of slides he hadn't used in the first book.

This new book is full of original old photos culled from various sources, including The History Place, North Carolina Archives & History and Swansboro residents—many photos people living today have never seen. Extensive research, for the informative captions, will help readers know more about the people, places and what day-to-day life was like during Swansboro’s history.
Photo from a recent Swansboro 
Historical Association reception 
at historic Palo Alto Plantation
(Swansboro, NC History)

Though a book of historic Swansboro photos, the book also gives insight into early life along the coast of Onslow and Carteret Counties, villages that communicated and even courted by sea. 

What Dudley calls his “’last will and testament’ to Swansboro,” will be a fundraiser for the Swansboro Historical Association.

This and Swansboro – A Pictorial Tribute are lasting contributions to the community where Jack Dudley grew up. As in the first book, Jack's work was inspired by friend and Swansboro historian Tucker Littleton.