The Capt. Eugene Herbert House was built from ca. 1870-1875 by Capt. Gene and his brother, Sam, both carpenters. Capt. Gene was master of a sailing vessel, plying the waters from Maine to North Carolina carrying coal, lime, phosphate and wheat. The Herbert’s had one daughter, Eugenia, who was often mistaken for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Other owners were daughter Eugenia, Dorothy and Louis Crouch, Ernest and Emma Porter, and Buddy and Colleen Thomas.