Ocracoke Island was the scene of one of the most horrific shipwrecks ever on the North Carolina Coast. In October, 1837, the steamboat Home ran aground during "Racer's Storm" in gale force winds. Ninety people, mostly well-heeled residents of New York City and Charleston, South Carolina, lost their lives as the steamboat broke apart in a raging surf.
This month's Newsletter is a chapter from Philip Howard's book, Digging up Uncle Evans, about that terrible wreck. You can read it here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/the-1837-wreck-of-the-steamboat-home/.