I was sitting on the porch of the Community Store yesterday evening, chatting with Fowler & Chloe, when Amy stopped by with Lachlan. Other neighbors and friends came by also. About 6:30 Peggy stepped onto the porch with the news that the Elizabeth II was on its way to Silver Lake, and would be arriving in about 15 minutes.
According to their official website, http://www.roanokeisland.com/index.php?name=eii, the "Elizabeth II is a composite design of a 16th-century ship and is named after one of the seven vessels that sailed the ocean when Sir Walter Raleigh first brought colonists to Roanoke Island in 1587."
Although the Elizabeth II was not under sail, she was still an impressive sight. I didn't have my camera, but I rode my bike down to the dock this morning and got a picture.
You can click the image to see a larger version.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.