Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ferries Again, & NC Coastal Land Trust

Today, we ask you to consider two simple actions -- first, please sign the following petition to keep the Hatteras Inlet ferries free (without more citizen protest the NC state legislature is likely to impose a toll):

I also recently received the following information from the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, the stellar organization that saved Ocracoke's Springer's Point from development. This is a great opportunity to help the Land Trust secure needed grant money.

Please read below, and cast your vote today. It just takes a click of your mouse.

Great Outdoor Provision Company's VOTE FOR THE LAND Contest is live!

GOPC is running the Vote for the Land Contest through facebook this year, so now's the time to get all your facebook friends to vote for the NC Coastal Land Trust and help us pull off the sweep - winning for a fourth consecutive year! The winner receives a grant from GOPC and it's suppliers, so make your vote count!

Springer's Point Nature Preserve:

This year, we have brought out the heavyweight - putting our Springer's Point Preserve up against other projects across the state.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE! and make sure to tell all your facebook friends!

Many thanks!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Thanks for posting the the links. That makes it easy. If anyone has a chance to look at the Silver Lake Webcam, I would recommend it. I don't think I've seen that many boats in Silver Lake before, but I've never been there on Memorial Day weekend before either.

  2. debbie s.10:35 AM

    signed the petition yesterday and also posted it to my facebook page :)

  3. Unfortunately, it appears one must join Facebook to vote.

  4. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Can't someone write a letter ?save the post office! save the pen industry !!save the paper industry!. soon we will be over run with trees all this electronic data mining algorithm this! line the pockets of a billionaire

  5. Anonymous5:43 PM

    A lover of Ocracoke and the life style you bring to each of us via your Blog.

    But personally I’m for the fee for the Hatteras / Ocracoke Ferry, why not, the state is broke and fuel & maintenance to keep up these Ferry’s & to staff them just keeps going up. If a tourist is on the outer banks for vacation, spending $$ in Motels & Restaurant, they can afford $5.00-10.00 ferry ride.

    NOW let me say that if you are a “FULL-TIME” resident of Ocracoke, you should be issued a pass for all Ferry rides, CI, SQ or Hatteras and shouldn’t pay!!

    Don’t think it would hurt tourism a single bit to charge for the Ferry, but the $$ need to stay with the Ferry Department, not to line some other budget!!

  6. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Funny the person mentioned the post about the lake being FULL, I thought the samething this morning, when I saw it. Plus the airport is full of planes! Must be a crowd on the island this weekend.

  7. Anonymous11:29 AM

    It's proposed as $10 each way. We visit the area often and to have to pay $20 to get to Ocracoke may not happen for us. We do watch our pennies while on vacation and you may not think of it as too much of a charge, alot of people do. KEEP THE FERRY FREE. Thanks for posting those links to vote! Technology is grand:)