This area of coastal North Carolina used to have a huge, vibrant fishing community. It is now just a ghost of its former self with just a few boats left, many of which are poorly maintained and barely hanging on. I have been here for 15 years and have seen many of the changes. Most of the boats are gone. All the small bayside villages have processing plants, ice plants, boat yards and supply shops that are all closed now. It's sad and it is the same situation that has played out across this country in one industry after another. This picture was taken today just after sunset as it was getting dark.