Friday, February 16, 2007

Reopening

It is sunny and breezy this morning. Even though it is barely above freezing I'm thinking it would be a great day for a walk on the beach. We'll see. Coming up is a long weekend in honor of presidents Washington & Lincoln. Of course that means a few visitors will find their way to the island. Forecasters are calling for warmer weather in the next few days. This is typically when we open Village Craftsmen for the year and 2007 is no exception. Beginning today we are open five days a week (Wed. - Sun., 10 am - 5 pm).

Today is also the anniversary of two notable Ocracoke shipwrecks, the Lambert Tree in 1841, and the A.F. Crockett in 1885. To read about the wreck of the Crockett click here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news021806.htm.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter chronicles the story of commercial fishing on Ocracoke, and tells of the efforts of the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association to save the island's last remaining fish house. Click here to read the entire newsletter....and learn how to make a donation.

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