|Thurston Gaskill, left|
On June 30, 1978 The Washington Post published an article by Angus Phillips. It was titled "Ocracoke Is an Island Unto Itself "
Phillips includes this exchange with Thurston:
"I worked a couple of months on a dredge boat in Delaware Bay when I was 18," said Gaskill. "I got to see a little of how the city folks lived and then I turned around and sniffed my way back home like a dog. Been here ever since. It hasn't changed much."
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcription of a letter describing the September, 1944, hurricane, its aftermath and cleanup. You can read the letter, with vintage photographs added, here: www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102117.htm.