Late August, September, & October is historically the most active period for storms on the Outer Banks. The most hurricanes and shipwrecks have been recorded in these months. On August 24, 1842 the brig Pioneer wrecked on our beach. On the same date in 1910 the schooner Catherine M. Monohan came ashore in heavy weather.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "One Reason to NOT Move to Ocracoke." You can read it here.