Many of our regular readers as well as frequent visitors to Ocracoke are aware that a prominent island property has been threatened by development. Berkley Manor, an architecturally significant structure built by the late Sam Jones in the 1950s, along with its spacious grounds, has been the focus of much concern over the last several years.
Today I learned that the Ocracoke Preservation Society has announced that the property (located near the Swan Quarter & Cedar Island ferry docks) is currently under contract with the Trust for Public Lands, a national, non-profit land conservation organization. More information will be forthcoming as this project progresses.
Other preservation efforts are also underway. We'll share details as we learn them.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."