On this date one hundred and fourteen years ago the schooner "Addie Henry" fetched up at Hatteras Inlet. According to the wreck report, the schooner, loaded with pine lumber, "wer laid up in Hatteras shade side on account it war drug by ice." Three days later the life saving crew, noting that "wee sea ice was not so bad," went to the schooner "to see if eny thing cold be done." There was nothing they could do except wait for it to warm up. The Addie Henry was refloated on January 29 and anchored safely in the harbor.
Today there is no ice, just light rain and a dreary, sunless day. It's been a good day to work inside. At least the temperature has gotten up to the low 50s.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Jamie Tunnell's story about Dory Fishing on Ocracoke's Beach. Click on the link to read it.