Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Comments & Henry Piggot's House

First, a practical matter: I was unable to access the "comment" section of my blog Monday evening and most of the day yesterday. I knew there were a number of questions but I couldn't post replies. I took care of that last if you posted a question, take a look back and you will see my answers.

For today I share a few Portsmouth Island photos taken Saturday by my friend Jim. Click on any photo to view a larger image. Enjoy!

Henry Pigott's Side Porch & House:

Front View of Henry's House:

View from Henry's House:

Another View from Henry's House:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frant Treat Fulcher. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Seeing the Portsmouth Island church in the distance from Henry's house is absolutely so serene and peaceful. I could gaze that view forever and not grow weary of it.

    As always, thanks so much for sharing great pics and wonderful stories from the heart.

    This NC mainlander never grows weary reading this blog.

  2. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Are the tours if they exist interrepative by nature? The skill of the original capenters is evident. If one lives on an island one has to be a jack of all trades I suppose--Or was the building of a house muc akin to a barn raising? Did you ever see episodes of the PBS series Frontier House? Incredible moving and a true reality show it was awesome and makes 21st century man look oh ust go watch the people of Walmart video

  3. I'm not sure what tours you are asking about. Friends of Portsmouth Island tours? NCCAT tours? Austin family Tours? ATV tours?

    Private homes on the Outer Banks were generally built by local carpenters or the homeowners.

  4. Philip do you object if I print your pictures. I would print them to hang on my wall. Also hope you don't mind but I set the last one as my wallpaper.

  5. Thank you for asking about pictures. Feel free to print them to hang on your wall...or to use as computer wallpaper.

    It is so difficult nowadays to maintain control over photos and text published on the Internet. However, original stories and photos belong to the people who created them, and should be republished only with the permission of the owners.

    Thanks again for asking.

  6. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Beware of docks-- a nest of hornets could be hidden beneath the innocent floorboards. A few steps and they rally to defend against the intruder

  7. Anonymous4:05 PM

    How and where can one get a copy of the June "Our State" magazine with the beautiful picture of Blanche?

  8. Anonymous5:59 PM

    If you live in NC, you can pick up the magazine @ newstands (CVS, F'lion, Rite-Aid, etc) just about at any location. If you live outside of the state, go to the OUR STATE web-site and you can probably order a copy and have it sent to you. I don't believe the actual article is available on-line, but check to see.

    Hope you can get a copy of the magazine. It's worth the effort.

    Please keep your fellow bloggers posted....

  9. Here is the Our State web site:

    I did not see the article on line.

  10. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Thanks for the Our State advice. It's very easy. Just call 800-948-1409, and they will mail you a copy for $7. The person on the other end of the line was very polite and helpful and had a beautiful resonant voice.