The following photo and paragraph were published in The Beaufort News, Beaufort, NC, August 21, 1941 (transcription below):
With the First "Mullet Shift" -- THESE ISLANDERS GO AFTER FISH
JUST AS THEIR forefathers did a hundred years ago, the residents of Ocracoke and Hatteras set sail in their spritsail boats with net aboard after the famous Pamlico Sound mullet -- when the first "mullet shift" -- a shift of the wind to the northward comes in August. This picture on Ocracoke Island was made on the day that R.S. Wahab, home on vacation from his business in Baltimore, was getting ready to go "mullting." -- (Photo by Aycock Brown)
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.