The Will Willis Store that houses the Working Watermen’s Association exhibit has been stabilized with a new dock. Photo: C. Leinbach

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The Will Willis Store & Fish House (aka Jack’s Store, ca.1930) has now been secured to its new support structure with the surrounding dock, piers and platforms replaced. Over 200 feet of shoreline has been stabilized with rock and bulkhead. Several new benches have been added to relax and enjoy the views. There’s plenty of space for dances, outdoor concerts, sword fights and such.

For the first time ever, the building is level. A neighbor noted this is the first time she’s ever seen the roof line straight.

With the building resting level, this fall the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s exhibit space and contents will be refurbished and enhanced.

Financial support for these projects is from Golden LEAF, Ocracoke Occupancy Tax board, and Community Square lease income. T.J.’s Marine Construction, Pantego, did the work.

The new dock extends past the Coyote Den and enables more public engagement with the waterfront. Photo: C. Leinbach
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  1. Atticus and I walked out on it the other morning. We give four paws and two thumbs up. Very nice and well done. Thank you to all involved.

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