The following photo is from a 1950s/1960s era postcard showing nets drying on a rack on the shore of Silver Lake.
I took the following photo this month at the large parking area near the Preservation Museum. It shows fishermen's nets spread out for routine maintenance.
The fishing tradition lives on.
Our most recent Ocracoke Newsletter is a compilation of humorous stories told by or about islanders. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092113.htm.