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Historical article from 100 years ago: Ocracoke expects a boom

HT SS Ocracoke at pier Ocracoke Hotel 1899. Courtesy of Village Craftsmen

HT SS Ocracoke at pier Ocracoke Hotel 1899. Courtesy of Village Craftsmen

News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Monday, April 17, 1916 · Page 7

Ocracoke Expects a Boom

Washington, April 16. – The summer colony at Ocracoke, across Pamlico Sound from the mainland, will be larger this year than in many years, it is believed.

Ocracoke is experiencing a boom of a kind, and the quaint old island village is preparing to be the host to two or three hundred persons.

Before a great storm threatened to sweep the island out of its existence a dozen or fifteen summers ago, it rivaled in popularity Morehead City and Wrightsville Beach and it surpasses in historical interest any other place in North Carolina.

It is possible to get to the village by boat only. Ocracoke has never dreamed of a railroad.

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