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"The U. S. Coast Guard, Fifth District, has done a very commendable act in establishing four telephones on their Ocracoke Island line, so that motor travelers in distress can contact the local Ocracoke unit for assistance. These four ‘phones, according to a recent announcement by Benjamin O’Neal, commanding officer of the Ocracoke Station, are located at the first bridge north of Ocracoke Village, at the corral familiarly known as the “cowpen,” at Styron’s Hill, and at the end of the Island near where the Hatteras Inlet ferry lands. Until the new paved road is completed down Ocracoke Island there is always the possibility of cars getting stuck in the deep sand, especially at incoming tide, but with these telephones available to the public the Coast Guard can be quickly called to help. The ‘phone at the “cowpen” had been only installed two days when two Ocracoke residents of the fair sex found it extremely useful when their jeep stuck in deep sand on the beach ridge. Walking from the beach about three-fourths of a mile to the little red ‘phone box on the telephone pole, they quickly got through a distress message and were pulled out by the Coast Guard truck in time to continue their trip northward to Hatteras Inlet before time for the noon ferry to arrive. Ocracoke Civic club will include in its tourist publicity this information about the service rendered by the Coast Guard in this respect."
If you have ever wondered how the street you live on or vacation on got its name, or are just curious about other street names, take a look at this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. We have compiled a list of every official street in Ocracoke village, along with one or more paragraphs explaining how they came to be named. You can read the Newsletter here.