Earlier this Fall, Philip reported that the Ocracoke Lighthouse was under repairs and at some point this would necessitate turning off the light. That point has arrived. Our storied lighthouse, the second oldest continuously working one on the east coast, has gone dark. I hear they hope to have it back in operation before Christmas.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcript of a letter written in 1949 by a visitor to the island. You can read the letter (which provides a glimpse into Ocracoke life sixty years ago) here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102509.htm.