In the early twentieth century the Doxsee family from New York state established a large commercial clam operation in Ocracoke village. Their enterprise, and the buildings associated with it, provided work and income for many men and women on Ocracoke, as well as a focal point for much of the island's social life.
The clam factory is long gone, but stories remain. Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter recounts the history of the Doxsee Clam Factory on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112110.htm.