If you have come to Ocracoke from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island you might have noticed one of the channel markers that has the letters "BF" on it. Just in case you were curious about the letters, they stand for "Big Foot [Slough]," a channel in Pamlico Sound about a mile and a half northwest of Ocracoke village. I have no idea how the channel got its name. Maybe someone thought its shape resembled a foot, but that is just a guess.
If any of our readers know the answer to this mystery, please leave a comment.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.