The village has been abuzz these last few days. Here & there native O'cockers have been seen huddled over Jack Dudley's newest book, Ocracoke Album, intently examining the vintage photographs. The 191 page book is loaded with pictures from the 1890s through the 1960s. It is truly a photographic history of Ocracoke Island & Ocracoke Village.
Jack's fourteen chapters include: A Gull's Eye View, The Creek, Mail Call, In the Village, Meeting Houses, School Days, Oldest Light, Lifeaboat Stations, Ships of Doom, Scales & Tails, Fallen Feathers, Roamin' Free, Skyway to Ocracoke, and Ocracoke by Ferry.
The books have been flying off shelves, snatached up by natives, locals, & long-time visitors. We have just put Ocracoke Album on our web site. Right now we have a number of books in stock and all are autographed. We think this book will be the perfect holiday gift for all lovers of Ocracoke Island. Take a look at it here.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of George & Jule, published October 29, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102905.htm.