Friday, May 31, 2013


If you are ever in a sinking boat, and you don your PFD (Personal Flotation Device), be sure not to jump overboard carrying the boat's anchor...or a cannonball...or an anvil.

I learned this valuable lesson by reading the warnings printed on Lachlan's life jacket. "DO NOT CARRY HEAVY OBJECTS -- HEAVY OBJECTS IMPAIR FLOTATION."

Who would have thought?

Well, now you've been warned. Happy Boating!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the life of Captain Marvin Wyche Howard. You can read it here:


  1. debbie s.6:41 PM

    Things like this always make me think.... 'This is on here because some idiot, somewhere, sued the company over this situation.... all because they lacked (not so?) common sense'


  2. Vickie Pavlik6:45 AM

    Thanks for the chuckle this morning Philip. My husband said "important safety tip, Egon".

  3. Considering what happened to Blackbeard, I'm surprised that the directions don't include the admonition to keep your wits about you; and your head!

  4. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Idiot sued and won thus the warning label. Someone had to sue a fast food joint when hot coffee spilled on them causing burns. Now the cup warns contents hot! The hot coffee plaintiff won. out of court settlements don't make the headlines nor is the public safer.