Saturday, November 20, 2010

The George W. Wells Redux

A couple of weeks ago I was walking along the beach north of the Pony Pen, and I noticed that the remains of the 6-masted schooner, George W. Wells, had become more exposed. Several days later I took the picture below. I haven't been down that way since the latest high tides, so I'm not sure if it's still as visible. But I thought our readers would like to see this rather large hunk of a once great sailing ship that has lain upon our beach for nearly 100 years.

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Click on the photo below to view a collection of cribbage boards in Village Craftsmen's online catalog.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article, with a number of photos, documenting the history of water cisterns on Ocracoke Island. Click on the following link to go directly there:


  1. I regret to report that Robert Wallace Howard died this past Friday. Bob was a few weeks short of his 90th birthday. His lineage to Ocracoke is self->Michael Lawrence Howard->Euphemia Howard->Simon B. Howard->Abner Howard. He and his wife Lucille attended the Howard Reunion on Ocracoke when he was younger. He will be missed.

  2. Bob, thank you for letting us know that Bob (Robert Wallace) Howard died recently. He was the gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandson of William Howard,Sr., colonial owner of Ocracoke. Our thoughts are with you and his family.

  3. Anonymous4:33 PM

    thanks for posting this picture and its location. we were visiting ocracoke for thanksgiving and decided to go searching for this treasure on saturday. it was a fun way to spend the afternoon!