Charles Temple jokes with me, remarking that if he hears two locals deep in animated conversation on the Community Store porch the talk might be some exciting gossip about something that happened the day before, or it might be about a fist fight or other scandal that occurred a hundred years ago.
Today I share with you an event that transpired at Ocracoke four hundred and twenty-three years ago. On this date, in 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh's flagship, the Tiger, ran aground in Ocracoke Inlet. It was the first of nearly 1800 vessels that have wrecked along the Outer Banks.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the brave and courageous members of the US Life Saving Service. You can read it here.