Friday, October 12, 2018

Coupe is a Poor Submarine

The July, 2018, issue of The Ocracoke Observer included this small excerpt from a 1930 issue of the Daily Review (Hayward, California):

Coupe Poor Submarine Carolina Man Learns

Ocracoke, N.C. – A coupe does not make a good submarine, and there is a lot to be learned about driving along the beach. Aycock Brown drove along the sound side of the island at low tide. His car struck in the mud while tide was flowing. In less than three hours what had been a dry beach was 100 feet or more from land and only the hood of the coupe was visible. Capt. James Henry Garrish, using the regulation life-saving tackle, rescured the car and its driver. Islanders and coast guardsmen assisted in the rescue.

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This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is an essay by Philip Howard explaining why he decided to stay on the island as Hurricane Florence approached. You can read it here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/why-i-stayed/.

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