Thursday, March 16, 2006

Old Quawk

Today is "Old Quawk's Day!" Named after an island resident of about 200 years ago who ventured out in his skiff in a storm and never returned, this is the day that Ocracoke sailors & fishermen feared most.

Also on this date in 1888 the 3-masted Schooner, "S. A. Rudolph," out of Philadelphia, was stranded in rough seas at Hatteras Inlet.

Although today is sunny, with only a light breeze, last year on this date the weather was more typically "wet, cold, and downright miserable." Actually, as if to reinforce Ocracoke's assesment of this date, this week has been declared North Carolina's severe weather awareness week for 2006.

To read more about Old Quawk's day click here.

You can read our latest newsletter here: It's the story of traditional quilting on Ocracoke Island.


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