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  1. Outer Banks Free DivingRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 29 | Ocracoke Journal

    On January 20, I mentioned the book Deep by James Nestor...and the sport of freediving . I knew virtually nothing about freediving before reading the book, but became convinced that there must be some video documentation of the sport on the Outer Banks.


  2. Lighthouse QuestionRead the original story

    Monday Jan 5 | Ocracoke Journal

    Just the other day I received this comment on our last post for 2014: "...in the 1950's the original steps in the Ocracoke Lighthouse were removed because of rotting. The present steps are also bad from what I gather because you can not climb the light.


  3. Old ChristmasRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    The "Julian Calendar" was introduced in 46 BC by Julius Caesar. The year was reckoned to be 365.25 days long .


  4. 1933Read the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    In 1985, Melinda Tolson and Steve Cobb, students at Cape Hatteras School, interviewed Capt. Ernal Foster .


  5. Ocracoke and the American RevolutionRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    Ellen Fulcher Cloud has collected a prodigious amount of information about the history of Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands. In her 2006 book, Portsmouth, the Way it Was , she writes this about Ocracoke pilots in 1777: "Ocracoke Inlet was one of the most important inlets of the Revolution.


  6. PersimmonsRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    Many years ago, one of the island teenagers offered me my first persimmon. It had not ripened, and my mouth immediately began to pucker! You can imagine the hilarity that evinced.


  7. WeekendsRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    As I mentioned yesterday, I will no longer be publishing posts on weekends. Look for more Ocracoke Island stories & history tomorrow.


  8. Change of PolicyRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    I have been thinking of doing this for a while, and now it begins. Starting today, except under unusual conditions, I will not be publishing blog posts on Saturdays or Sundays.


  9. Corned FishRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    "Corning" means to preserve in salt. On the Outer Banks before refrigeration, fish were often "corned" to preserve them.


  10. Spies on HatterasRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    In the Fall, 1973 issue of Sea Chest , a publication of the Cape Hatteras School, there is a one-page article titled, "Spies on the Cape." According to the article , a young German named Hans Hoff visited Hatteras Island for about a month in 1932.


  11. Spies on OcracokeRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    During the latter half of the twentieth century I occasionally heard stories of German spies landing on the Outer Banks during World War II. In my article about Mme.


  12. SuperstitionsRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    A few traditional Outer Banks superstitions: If you wear socks to bed you will wake up with a sore throat . If you sweep after sundown, you will sweep a member out of your family .


  13. BooksRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    People occasionally ask me what books I've read recently. Here is my book list from the last couple of months: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Zealot by Reza Aslan On the Historicity of Jesus , by Richard Carrier Christianity, the First Three Thousand Years , by Diarmaid MacCulloch Atlantic , by Simon Winchester Einstein , by Walter Isaacson Your Inner Fish , by Neil Shubin Talkin' Tar Heel , by Walt Wolfram & Jeffery Reaser Kneeknock Rise by Natalie Babbitt A Man of Misconceptions by John Glassie Ten Thousand Breakfasts by Ann Ehringhaus Death and the Afterlife by Samuel Scheffler Numerous booklets, articles, and book chapters about whaling and porpoise fishing on the Outer Banks .


  14. OPS Art Show & AuctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    Last year's Art Show & Auction at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum was a huge success. OPS is planning another Art Show & Auction for January, 2015.


  15. Clay FiguresRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    In March I posted a short video of my grandson Lachlan and his paper critter. Lately, he has been creating small critters with low-fired clay.


  16. Toothache TreeRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    While reading a 1973 issue of Sea Chest , a journal of Outer Banks history & stories published by Cape Hatteras High School students, I was reminded of the Pellitory Tree, also called the Toothache Tree, or Southern Prickly Ash. These small to medium sized trees are not abundant on Ocracoke, but can be located throughout the island.


  17. Charlie Mac AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    Charles Caswell McWilliams carried mail by truck from Hatteras to Ocracoke between 1949 and the early 1970s. During the 1940s and early 1950s there was no paved road to Hatteras Inlet.


  18. On This Date...Read the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    It is an interesting wreck because, unlike most commercial vessels of the time which hauled lumber, molasses, rum, or some other single commodity, the "Pioneer" was carrying general cargo. The following article was written some years later: "It was like manna from heaven when the vessel 'Pioneer,' a heavily loaded wooden freight steamer, was wrecked off Ocracoke in a violent storm back in August, 1920 [actually it was October 14, 1889, as I know for certain from my great-grandfather's shipwreck report, and from other reliable sources].


  19. Plein AirRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    On Wednesday, as I walked into my side yard, I noticed a painter had set up his easel by the road, and was intently engaged in his latest work of art. His name is Fen Rascoe, an accomplished artist from Windsor, North Carolina, working in oil, and painting in a contemporary impressionist style.


  20. FishingRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2014 | Ocracoke Journal

    I have never been much of a fishermen, but occasionally have an opportunity to join friends out on the water. Yesterday Al asked me to join him and Frank.


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