Jim Goodwin, creator of Village Craftsmen's "ships in bottles," recently completed a model of the Revenue Cutter Mercury which played a pivotal role in protecting North Carolina from invading British troops.
|Revenue Cutter Mercury|
Jim's model will be displayed in the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras. Be sure to stop in sometime. The museum is outstanding.
September of this year marks the 200th anniversary of the British blockade of Ocracoke Inlet, and the Mercury's role in thwarting British plans to invade New Bern. Look for a soon-to-be-erected official state highway marker commemorating the event.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of our island Post Office. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042113.htm.