Monday, April 22, 2013

Ocracoke Post Office

The Ocracoke Post Office is an important part of community life. We do not have home delivery on the island, so everyone stops by the post office regularly to pick up their mail. Most folks visit the Post Office daily.

Our Ocracoke Newsletter for April is a history of the Post Office on Ocracoke, with photos of the earliest buildings, the mailboat Aleta, and Frazier Peele's first ferry across Hatteras Inlet.

You can read the article here.


  1. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Happy Earth Day. go green. buy stamps. leave a literary legacy. write a letter to a friend or favorite relative.

    1. Happy Earth Day to you and the rest of our readers. Our annual litter pick-up was a week and a half ago. And I mailed three personal letters this morning at the Post Office.

  2. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Thanks for such an extensive review of Ocracoke Postmasters.

  3. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Another Great Article thanks for sharing!! Charlie Mac's Dodge was actually a Dodge WC-54 Military 3/4 ton Ambulance, built from 1942-1945. Designed to replace the ½ ton early model Ambulances Dodge built for the War effort. Although the Power Wagon name was used on Dodge 4x4's(1946-1979), it’s a term that was used on the civilian built trucks. Of course Ocracoke also later had another Dodge Military truck used on the island, that being the Dodge M-37 that the VFD use to have and still uses on it’s logo.
    Dodge Truck Historian / Collector

    1. Nollie, thanks for the correction. I always called Charlie Mac's vehicle a Power Wagon, but I remember now that I have heard it called a WWII ambulance. Glad you enjoyed the PO article.