Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hurricane Boards

We have just published our latest Ocracoke Newsletter, an account of the "Hurricane House" and the "Hurricane Boards." Penciled on the kitchen wall of this old house were accounts of four major hurricanes that struck Ocracoke Island -- two in 1933, one in 1944, and one in 1949.

You can see photographs of the Hurricane Boards and read transcriptions here: They are fascinating first hand accounts of our island history.

1 comment:

  1. Debbie Leonard11:46 AM

    These accounts are fascinating. Thank you so much for printing them. I can only begin to imagine the feelings of the residents from having lived through two hurricanes in two months. It's a wonder they decided to stay!