On Sunday evening from 5-7 pm Alan and Cary hosted a gathering of folks at the "Kugler Cottage" on Pamlico Sound. Everyone was there to cheer on the repair project for the skipjack Wilma Lee. As many of our readers know, the Wilma Lee was damaged during Hurricane Arthur, and a fundraising campaign is underway to pay the expenses (about $18,000) not covered by insurance. You can learn more about the Wilma Lee, Ocracoke Alive, and the fundraising effort here: http://www.ocrafolkfestival.org.
Here are a few photos from the event:
Edward and Susan Norvel (pictured in the above photo with David Tweedie, President of Ocracoke Alive) have offered to match up to $5,000 in individual donations. Additional donations are still needed to pay for repairs. You can make a donation here.
Our latest Ocracoke
Newsletter is the story of late 19th century steamship traffic to
Ocracoke, and the large Victorian hotel that accommodated the guests.
You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082114.htm.