On this date in 1921 the schooner "Mary J. Haynie" wrecked on Ocracoke beach. Since the mid-1800s at least 27 vessels have been lost in the month of May on the NC coast. I would be surprised if another shipping disaster were to occur today, however. The weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s. Winds should be light and variable. I think this would be the perfect day to sail along our coast -- or to bike through the village, or stroll along the surf looking for dolphins. Spring is in the air!
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of the Invasion of Ocracoke & Portsmouth in the War of 1812.