Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NPS Campsite

I am wondering if any of our readers remember the cold water hand pump showers at the NPS campground in the mid 1960s.

This photo below is from a 1965-1966 booklet promoting Hyde County mainland and Ocracoke Island. (Follow the directions to the right to enlarge the image.)

Our most recent Ocracoke Newsletter is a compilation of humorous stories told by or about islanders. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092113.htm


  1. Debbie Leonard6:26 AM

    They still have cold water showers; not too bad in the summer but if it's not really hot outside, it's very unpleasant.

  2. Anonymous9:02 AM

    I remember a naked child (mine) running through the campground after being assaulted by one of those showers.

  3. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Now that's the problem with society -when was the last time someone had a cold shower.?? all these modern improvements have created a bunch of big babies that can't cope when something goes wrong. Not only was this a cold shower-- the only way one took this cold shower on your island was under your own power. This cold shower on OI was self inflicted. That builds character.

  4. Debbie Leonard9:45 PM

    They are still self-inflicted; you have to hold the shower open with a string!


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