On Wednesday, January 7, I published several photos that my grandson took on our trip to Portsmouth Island. A reader left this comment: "All the buildings are low on the ground. Does Portsmouth ever get tidal floods?"
I promised to publish a photo that Eakin took of tide lines beside the Post Office that document various storm tides between 1985 and 2013. That's my son, Stefen, standing beside the markers. Click on the photo to enlarge the image. As you can see, tide from Hurricane Isabel reached as high as his chest. I believe every building on Portsmouth has been flooded several times.
Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is the seldom told story of the 1837
murder of Willis Williams by Jacob Gaskill. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112114.htm.