Wednesday, May 25, 2005

On This Date

It is overcast and chilly today -- unseasonably cool actually -- with a light breeze and a chance of showers all day. If I weren't working I'd be curled up on the sofa with a good book, or maybe baking cookies or an Ocracoke fig cake.

This date must have been stormy in 1884, for it was then that the Scottish steamer "Glasbolt" wrecked on Ocracoke's South Point. On May 24 in 1921 the schooner "Mary J. Haynie" was lost on Ocracoke's beach.

Today's weather is unlikely to be a hazard to navigation, just a bit disconcerting to visitors. Forecasts are calling for warmer temperatures and more sun in a few days.


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