The following photo shows 10 hand-made iron nails that came out of my house when it was rehabilitated in 2005. The other nail is bronze.
The bronze nail was recently unearthed in the yard of another small cottage on Howard Street. The house was built ca. 1840, and we think the bronze nail is one one of several that once helped fasten beams in a sailing ship, and were then re-used in building the house.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th
parade photos. You can read it here: