Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ocracoke & George Washington

Much has been written about the role Ocracoke and Ocracoke Inlet played in the Civil War and World War II. Ocracoke Inlet was also a vital supply link for American patriots during the Revolutionary War. This is one comment David Stick wrote in his 1958 book, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, page 304: 

"During the Revolutionary War, British vessels frequently raided shipping in [Ocracoke] inlet. Before regular defending forces were sent there the Ocracoke pilots captured several of these armed vessels; later a militia company and a large row galley were stationed at the inlet to guard American shipping, and supplies destined for Washington’s army at Valley Forge were brought in through Ocracoke Inlet at that time."

Washington Crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776
by Emanuel Leutze, 1851

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke Lodge No. 194, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. You can read the Newsletter here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:40 AM

    As impressive as the above image is one can only expect it is a vision of the artist. Standing up in a boat that far exceeds it's manufacturer's recommended
    occupancy if foolhardy. But I would by a T-shirt with this on it--but it would have to be dogs instead.


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