- Only two ship's pilots are listed (as a result of the opening of Hatteras Inlet in 1846 most Ocracoke pilots moved to Hatteras).
- There is one "manufacturer" (Henry Doxsee of the Doxsee Clam Factory -- see http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112110.htm).
- Eight men served in the United States Life Saving Service.
- Ocracoke had four "dressmakers" and five "carpenters" but only one "boat builder."
- Two merchants were identified.
- One woman is listed as "stenographer." She was the daughter-in-law of one of the merchants.
- Thirty-six men worked on the water as fishermen, oystermen, and such.
- Seventeen men are listed as sailors and seamen.
- One resident made his living by "tying nets."
- One woman is listed as "WD Boat House Proprietor." Even Blanche couldn't identify the WD Boat House!
- Ocracoke also had two day laborers, two school teachers, one agent for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad (as mentioned in a previous blog), two ministers (also mentioned previously), one lighthouse keeper, and one shoemaker.
Just some Ocracoke trivia for our readers today.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Hurricane House and the Hurricane Boards. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072112.htm.