Monday, June 06, 2016

Grand Opening, 1889

 From the New Berne Weekly Journal (New Bern, NC), Thursday, August 8, 1889:

GRAND OPENING
 OF THE
OCRACOKE HOTEL,
SPENCER BROS, PROP'RS
ON
JUNE 18th, 1889
_______________________-

Hotel enlarged. Table supplied with the best. Servants attentive and polite. Soda fountain. Band of music. Rates low.
Steamer two trips a week from Washington and one from New Berne. First trip June 18th from Washington. 
TERMS:
Per day..........................................$1.50 to $2.00
Per week.....................................$7.00 to $10.00
Per month.................................................$30.00
Address
SPENCER BROS.,
jelldw2m                               Washington, N.C.


This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the dramatic story of life-saver Rasmus Midgett and his rescue of the crew of the barkentine Priscilla in August, 1899. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052116.htm.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Hmm Just add a few extra zeros and the $300 a month becomes $3,000 a week for some places now a days and that is because extra large groups/families/friends split the cost and accept outrageous rates thus skewing the customer entertainment needs. IE more beer vs more ice cream. LOL

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