Friday, January 10, 2014

Motor Lifeboat

Last fall the Hatteras Inlet Coast Guard Station's 47 foot motor lifeboat was tied up at the National Park Service docks here at Ocracoke...and the crew welcomed visitors aboard.

Hatteras Inlet 47 Footer

A Peak Inside the Pilot House

This very sophisticated vessel is built from marine grade aluminum, and is designed to right itself in fewer than ten seconds if it capsizes.

Many thanks to all of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard for their presence and dedication to duty protecting our shores and our coastal communities.

You can read more about this impressive vessel here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab. You can read it here:

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