My son, Stefen, has been working diligently on his Ocracoke Navigator mobile web app. In addition to including over two hundred interactive maps, extensive historical content, vintage and contemporary photographs, and other information about Ocracoke Island, Stefen has added a new and exciting feature...photospheres, 360 degree spherical photographs, like those found in Google Street View, that offer an immersive viewing experience.
Click on the photo below to view a fascinating 360 degree photo of the interior of the Ocracoke Lighthouse, just one of many photospheres on OcracokeNavigator. You can use your mouse to vary the speed of rotation, and to peer up into the top of the tower.
(Because of a software incompatibility, photospheres may not display properly when viewed with Chrome on a smart phone.)
To date, Stefen has published 20 photospheres of Ocracoke cultural heritage sites, cemeteries, natural areas, and historic buildings. Follow this link for more information: https://www.ocracokenavigator.com/photo-sphere-map/.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Allie (Teenie) Scott's 1968 story of
Simon Garrish, Jr. and the US Life-Saving horse, Sambo. You can read it
by clicking here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042116.htm.