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By Jeff Hampton
The Virginian-Pilot 

Site of long lost North Carolina port yields artifacts


ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Mysteries surrounding a long-lost port called River Bridge have historians studying thousands of artifacts going back 300 years found in the narrow, dark waters of the Pasquotank River north of Elizabeth City.

No records have turned up, although divers have found boatloads of Colonial-era relics that came from as far away as England and Germany, likely through the Norfolk port.

There's a pipe with George Washington's face carved on the bowl, a German broad ax from the early 1700s, dinner plates from the Revolutionary War years and whiskey flasks that were last...

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