Monday, May 02, 2016

Portsmouth

Just a few photos from Saturday's Portsmouth Island Homecoming celebration.

Church Steeple from the Schoolhouse Path

Washington Roberts House (ca. 1850)

Interior of Roberts House

Henry Pigot's House

Hymn Sing in the Church

Schoolhouse

US Life-Saving Station













































































Several hundred people attended, including many descendants of historic Portsmouth Island families.  And the island was blessedly free of mosquitoes!

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.

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