- "Jake's" surf fishing & taxi service, channel bass specialist
- I.S. Garrish Watchmaker -- If your watch gets into salt water, put & keep in fresh water; and bring to me.
- Ocracoke Appliance Co. -- PD Williams, Mgr.: Radios, Refrigerators, Bottled Gas, Sales & Service, Stoves.
- Robinson's Repair Shop -- Auto & Marine Repairs, Gas and Diesel, Welding & Brazing (Elec & Acty); Wharfage.
The times they sure have changed. Back in the 1950s no one would have guessed that shops on Ocracoke would be selling pottery, blown glass, and metal sculptures. Or that we'd have hundreds of rental cottages, gourmet restaurants, regular ferry service, and paved roads!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a reprint of an article Philip wrote about sailing aboard the historic two-masted schooner, Mary E. It was originally published in the Washington Post in 1976. You can read it here: