Today's photo is from the late 1800s.
This is the US Life Saving Station at Hatteras Inlet. Captain James Howard, the first keeper (he served from 1883-1903) is on the right. His family is on the left. The station washed away in the mid 1950s. Today, all that is left are a few pilings on the ocean beach at the north end of Ocracoke Island. You can see them from the Hatteras ferry.
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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of traditional island remedies. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032111.htm.