In 1978 Karen Duckett, a young woman who had moved to the island from the mainland, wrote a small booklet titled Historic Ocracoke.
The 16 page booklet, which sold for $1.85, traced the history of the island from 1585, when Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists ran aground in the inlet, to the role Ocracoke played in WWII. The booklet includes a map of the island and several line drawings.
Thanks to the work of folks at digitalnc.org, you can view and read this delightful, but now out-of-print, publication here.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of Village Craftsmen (1970 - the Present). You can read the Newsletter here: