Monday, November 15, 2010

Testing Water Quality in Silver Lake

About two months ago several researchers conducted tests of the water quality in Silver Lake Harbor. The results of the tests will not be available until after all of the data has been analysed, sometime in 2011. In the meanwhile you can read more about this project in an article written for the Island Free Press by Pat Garber:


Click on the photo below to view an outstanding selection of fused glass hangings 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. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Silly, unrelated question ... Where is a good, out of the way place to watch the sunset on Ocracoke? A specific (local) name, if it has one ... and perhaps someplace you could sit in a vehicle and watch it (to avoid the bugs). Thanks.

  2. I wouldn't exactly call it "out of the way" but a popular place to watch the sunset is along the shore by the NPS parking lot (between the NPS Visitors Center and the OPS museum). You can watch the sunset there from your vehicle...and it's out of the way in the sense that you wouldn't be blocking any traffic.

  3. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Perfect ... thank you!

  4. I love watching the sun set at the Jolly Roger with a table of good friends, good beer, and the Windfall just coming in. Nothing better.

  5. Anonymous10:00 PM

    Lou Ann, that sounds heavenly:)

  6. Anonymous10:14 AM

    Back to the water tests--
    What, if anything specific, are they looking for? Sewage runoff (e. coli), discharge from boat engines, pirate treasure . . .

  7. As Pat mentions in her article, "Very little official testing of the harbor has been done in recent years, however, and there are concerns about pollution from the many boats that cruise in and out of the harbor, the "live-aboards," where people stay full-time on their boats, oil from the road, pesticides, and runoff from septic tanks, particularly during and after storms."

    If any of Blackbeard's treasure is discovered maybe they'll share it with all of us full-time residents :)