Ninety-three years ago yesterday Augustus Abner McGuire, an Irish seaman, died from an accident at sea and was buried on Ocracoke Island. His ghost has haunted the village since that time. You can read his story here: Old Diver.
In other news, today is shaping up to be one more beautiful fall day on Ocracoke. In spite of a slight breeze & a few scattered clouds I am looking forward to enjoying a stroll along the beach later on. Apparently distant hurricane Helene is still causing high tides, large swells, and some rip currents so I may forego swimming.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's a history of Ocracoke's historic Howard Street