Captain Forster Hammock Preserve

A 110-acre preserve, which contains one of the largest remaining maritime hammocks on Orchid Island and was home to Captain Frank Forster. Forester was one of the first Orchid Island residents, he established a post office, which he called Orchid and became the first postmaster in 1887. A one-room school, the Orchid School, was located on his homestead.


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