Monday, May 13, 2013

Friends of Portsmouth Island

The Spring Meeting of the Friends of Portsmouth Island will be held on Ocracoke at the NCCAT building this coming Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Guest Speaker is Dr. Stanley R. Riggs, Distinguished Professor, East Carolina University. Pat Kenney, Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent, will present an update on Portsmouth.

FPI will offer a round trip ($20 per person) ride to Portsmouth after the meeting – weather permitting.  Lunch will be provided, and all in attendance will be eligible for door prizes.

Henry Pigott's House, Portsmouth Island

More information about Friends of Portsmouth Island is available here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Post Office. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous10:26 AM

    the magazine Our State has an interesting article about P.I. in the comment section a reference to visitors stranded by a ferry due to inclement conditions via Sandy. Now it is my understanding PI transportation is of ones own accord and a guide is very useful... P.H. have you read the Our State article and how did the structures survive the Storm Sandy do you know??

    1. I have not read the Our State article. I think there was some minor damage at Portsmouth. I will learn more this coming weekend. Access to Portsmouth Island from Ocracoke is by private boat or by contract services ($20 per person).