The Aleta at Jack's dock. Click on photo to view a larger image.
"Persons who wanted to sleep on the trip or avoid the brisk wind outside chose to stay in the passenger cabin. I can recall a few unpleasant times on winter trips when we had to stay in the passenger cabin, feeling almost nauseated by the fumes of the engine room and the portable kerosene heater in the middle of the floor. We liked the upper deck where we could chart our progress, feel the wind and taste the salty spray as we plowed our way across the sound."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of slavery on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092111.htm.