Tuesday, May 30, 2017


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/


  1. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Where is the clamming hole in this story located. No, we are not going to clean you out...No need to be a pig about it, a dozen is more than enough.

    1. Pamlico Sound is bountiful this year. Just about any shallow area near the shore or on a shoal should yield several dozen clams in an hour or so.