Friday, October 01, 2010

Morning Scuttlebutt

I thought our readers might like to know the latest talk about ferry service to Ocracoke. Please keep in mind that this is not official news...just what I've been hearing at the bank, stores, and post office.

I understand that the dredge operating in Hatteras Inlet clearing the channel for the ferries has had some problem, and is for the time being unable to open the channel (it was silted up from this recent tropical depression). Consequently, the Hatteras Inlet ferries are not operating (at least that's the talk around the village). Please check with the NC Ferry Division for oficial reports and updated information.

The last word I received is that the Swan Quarter & Cedar Island ferries are operating.


  1. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Hmmmn....this isn't good news about the Hatteras ferry. Hope it is only a temporary problem. Thanks, Philip, for the update.

    Now, I have news for you and for your faithful bloggers!

    Check out the October edition of SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE, page #85, Inside the Outer Banks. The Ocracoke lighthouse is featured on a full page as well as a scenic photo of an isolated creek, and Joyce Reynolds, former pastor of Ocracoke United Methodist church is quoted on page #88 and pictured with a huge grin on her face in the upper corner of page #92.

    What a great surprise to find this article!

    It's a good read. Enjoy!

  2. Anonymous1:27 PM

    I guess your little island had no serious flooding or damage or you would have let us know. Your blog makes me feel connected to Ocracoke & whenever there's a storm, my thoughts & prayers are right there with all of you.