As the air and water warm up, islanders are getting their clam rakes and heading out into the Sound to rake for clams. I took this photo of island visitor, Archer, just after he jumped overboard.
In less than an hour Archer, Al and I had our limit of 200 clams, and we were heading back, anticipating a hearty meal of clam chowder or clams casino...or maybe just a feast of raw clams. Here is a photo of Archer proudly displaying his bounty.
Out latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Aleta, Ocracoke's
mailboat from 1944-1952, compliments of the Core Sound Museum. Click on
the following link for photos, text, and audio recordings about this
iconic vessel: http://www.coresound.com/saltwaterconnections/portlight/aleta/