Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The Wreck of the "Pioneer"

Yesterday I got so busy running electric wires at the house I'm rehabilitating that I forgot to publish this note on my daily journal:

"One hundred and fifteen years ago, on this date [October 14, 1889], the steamer, "Pioneer" wrecked on Ocracoke's beach. It was the last wooden steam vessel seen in the area, and it's cargo of general merchandise washed through the village. You can read about islanders wading in the tidewater collecting all manner of goods, and about my great-grandfather and the cask of whiskey, by clicking here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080101.htm."

Today [October 15] is gray and overcast with a chance of thunderstorms.


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