I recently discovered this 6 minute YouTube video of Ocracoke in the late 1960s. I am not sure whose footage it is, but I think I recognized some island folks. You will see one of the earlier state-run ferries, the Methodist Church, the old schoolhouse, an Easter egg hunt at the lighthouse, and even a snowball fight (!), as well as families having fun in the surf. Enjoy.
(Here is the direct link if the embedded video is truncated or missing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNoz_iNIdg).
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a recording of Rex O'Neal telling
about the time he fell overboard when he was gigging for flounder. The
story was recorded for Coastal Voices, an oral history
project about the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks and Down East
region of coastal North Carolina. Click here to listen to Rex telling his story: https://carolinacoastalvoices.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rex-oneal-gigging-flounders-2/.