Monday, April 21, 2014

From Philadelphia to Ocracoke, 1951

Last summer, at the Wednesday night Ocracoke Opry, I often told the story of crossing Hatteras Inlet on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. I recently wrote the story and published it on our website. It is this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:42 AM

    Great story, Philip. What an adventure. For next month's newsletter, perhaps you might address:

    - How the other two drivers made the trip across the plains.
    - How you folks managed the "return" trip.


    Nothing like a little historical perspective to make one appreciate the amenities and conveniences of the modern day.

    Thanks, as always.

    1. Remember...I was only 6 years old. The adventure was imprinted in my mind, but I have no idea how the other drivers made it across the Plains, and I can't remember the return trip. However, I do remember that, each summer, after weeks running around barefooted, I never wanted to put my shoes on again.

    2. Anonymous6:04 PM

      "Hey barefoot days when I was just a kid
      Hey barefoot days, oh boy, the things we did..."

  2. Debbie Leonard8:32 PM

    I enjoyed your tale of journeying to the island...made mine and my husband's adventures of getting on and off the island this past weekend pale in comparison!