Monday, September 06, 2010


One of the ferries that makes the run between Ocracoke and Cedar Island collided with a 35 foot motor yacht about 8:30 Saturday evening. Click on the link below to see a photo of the yacht.

(You may have to hold down the CTRL key when clicking on the link.)

Under the photo click on "Back to Story" to read more details. There were no serious injuries. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here:


  1. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Philip, I am most thankful no one was hurt! The photos from are quite amazing.

    Tell me, can you remember any other times when the ferry has damaged another vessel?

  2. Debbie Leonard7:19 PM

    How could someone not see a ferry boat?

    I'm glad no one was hurt; looks like the boat is totaled though.

  3. I have never heard of any other collisions with an Ocracoke ferry. I have to wonder what that boat was doing in the ferry channel.

  4. Anonymous5:25 PM

    I talked with a ferryman (on another boat) on the way home on Wednesday. He said "I can see both viewpoints". Apparently the motor yacht did not have any running lights on at the time of the collision. But he also said that if HE was on the boat , he would have seen the yacht, as that was one thing he checks for when making the rounds of the boat making sure nobody's started their engines , etc. Apparently everyone on both boats had drug and alcohol screening, and everyone was clean. I rode my boke over to that end of the island to look at it, and the yacht owners are extremely lucky they're alive. Apparently the owner is an attorney from Va.

    What a bad way to start a holiday weekend.