Monday, March 16, 2009

Old Quawk's Day

This is March 16, a dangerous day to venture out of port along the Outer Banks. For today is Old Quawk's Day, a date that has been part of Ocracoke legend and history for 200 years. You can read more about this colorful story here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of participating in the 2008 Christmas Bird Count on Portsmouth Island. You can read it here.

To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.


  1. Would you go out today, Philip? :)

  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Hee hee- I wouldn't...but then again-i'm very superstitious. DONT GO OUT THERE, PHILIP!!!! :D

  3. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Cast your fate to the wind. but wear a life jacket, listen to weather reports and have a GPS otherwise hoist up the John B. Sails