Several days ago Mary Ruth & Paul Dickson sent me copies of many of Mary Ruth's father's snapshots from the 1950s. This next photo is from Mary Ruth, and has only recently been published. The woman is sitting on one of the benches under the canvas cover. This was the most comfortable place on the vessel. You will notice that the captain decided to also bring aboard a load of barrels.The poor woman only has just enough room for her legs. Passenger amenities were in short supply on this voyage!
|Under the Canvas Awning|
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a video of Philip Howard telling the story of the 1861 wreck of the Black Squall. You can watch it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032113.htm.