Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Frank Treat

Frank Treat Fulcher was one of Ocracoke's quirkier characters. Born on the island in 1878, he went to sea when he was ten years old. He served on many coastal schooners, was shipwrecked at least once, and then sailed around the world as a mariner on a square rigger. He later became a Methodist preacher. He returned regularly to Ocracoke where he was known for his folksy wisdom and colorful sermons.

Recently the Ocracoke Preservation Society, thanks to a grant from the Ocracoke Occupancy Tax Board, embarked on a program to add on-line exhibits to its web site. Their most recent entry is the story of Frank Treat's life.

Frank Treat Fulcher

You can read Frank Treat's short autobiography, and see more photos, in the OPS website or in Village Craftsmen's May 20, 2011 Ocracoke Newsletter. 

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Beatrice Wells, child evangelist, who preached at Ocracoke in the late 1930s/early 1940s. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022116.htm.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:42 AM

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