My new book, Howard Street Hauntings, has just been published.
This is a sequel to my first book, Digging up Uncle Evans, which was based on our popular "Down Point" Ghost & History Walking Tour. The current volume, Howard Street Hauntings, is based on our "Around Creek" Ghost & History Walking Tour.
Howard Street Hauntings includes the stories of Old Diver (the unfortunate sailor whose ghost prowls graveyards on British Cemetery Road), Mad Mag (a long-dead housewife whose peculiar ways continue to frighten islanders), and Frank Treat Fulcher (a salty old sailor who became a Methodist preacher). You can also read about the woman who kept her casket in her parlor for seven years, the ghost ship of the Outer Banks, the suspended casket, and the phantom freighter, as well as tales from WWII, a recipe for Ocracoke Island meal wine, dramatic accounts of rescues by the United States Life-Saving Service, and more.
Howard Street Hauntings is available at Village Craftsmen, other Ocracoke Island stores, and on line at http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/islandbooks.htm#Hauntings. Also, on that same page, you can order Digging up Uncle Evans, or the two-book set.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Part II of Crystal Canterbury's
account of her first visit to Portsmouth Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052115.htm.