Yesterday I shared the story of the wreck of the Cibao (the banana boat). This vessel wrecked at Hatteras Inlet in 1927, and the sailors were rescued by the crews of the Hatteras Inlet Station (on the north end of Ocracoke), and the crews of the Durants Station, Cape Hatteras Station, Creeds Hill Station (all three from Hatteras Island), and the Ocracoke Station (located in Ocracoke village).
I thought our readers would enjoy seeing the following photo. The station on the left is the most recent Coast Guard building (constructed during WWII and now used by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers [NCCAT]). The building on the right is the original 1904 Ocracoke Station. It was used as an auxiliary building during the war, and demolished soon afterwards.
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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article written by my Uncle Marvin in 1954. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102111.htm.