Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Black Squall

I've published yet another Ocracoke Newsletter. This month I share Walter Howard's story of the wreck of the Black Squall (April, 1861). Walter was a wonderful writer, and the story is fascinating. The Black Squall was carrying a circus troupe from Havana to New York when it hit the beach on Ocracoke. The story was told to him by "Old Kade" who was 17 years old when the tragedy happened.

You can read the story here. Enjoy!


  1. Anonymous2:58 PM

    ...but what happened to the bracelet?

  2. I don't know what happened to the bracelet. Kade never married. In fact most of her siblings never married either. I don't think there is a single person living on Ocracoke today who is a direct descendant of old Jack Williams, Kade's father. I will check on this and see. If I find out anything I'll put it on the journal.


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