Friday, July 18, 2014


...and clams, all fresh from Pamlico Sound.

Stop by Fat Boys Seafood on Lighthouse Road most days between 3 o'clock and 6:30 to purchase the fixin's for your seafood dinner.  James Barrie Gaskill, or his wife Ellen, is usually there to serve you, and to offer tips about how to prepare your meal. You might even get James Barrie to tell you the story of the Coast Guardsman who thought he'd arrived at the end of the world when he was stationed on the coast of North Carolina.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Agnes Scott, direct descendant of Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in Decatur, Georgia is named. You can read the Newsletter here:


  1. Anonymous7:13 AM

    NC Mainlander is smiling at this photog of Mr. Gaskill. One has to love the simple but yet effective way of setting up shop on Ocracoke Island and being able to sell the freshest seafood from a refrigerator on the back of a pickup truck. Even down to the moustache...authentic Ocracoke. Makes this Person co, NC gal want to leave all my responsibilities and schedules planned for the day and make a trip to this one and only unique, less hurried place...oh, how I have Ocracoke on my mind this morning!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Will be there on Sunday and will get some of his seafood for grilling.

  3. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Last year he taught me how to go clamming! He's great!