At that time Ocracoke had a population of 657 people, and fishing trawlers were a common sight in the harbor, especially when the weather turned nasty.
|Photo by Megan Spencer|
Courtesy Ocracoke Current
Although Ocracoke has changed some in the last third of a century (not as many trawlers are to be seen tied up at local docks nowadays), Ms. Gould presents a rather thorough portrayal of the island. "History," she observes, "lingers here like old coins in the back pocket of a suit, forgotten until someone shakes it out and sends it to the cleaners."
Click here to read Joan Gould's article.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a contemporary account of the December 24, 1899 wreck of the Steamship Ariosto. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072117.htm.