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  Preserve America Community: Ocracoke, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, one of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is accessible only by water or air.
It is the oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina, and one of the oldest on the Eastern coast of the United States.
In 1937 most of Ocracoke Island was put under the protection of the National Park System, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, stretching from Nags Head to Ocracoke, was the first in the country when it was dedicated in 1953.
www.preserveamerica.gov /PAcommunity-ocracokeNC.html   (542 words)

  
 North Carolina's Lighthouses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
North Carolina authorized a lighthouse on one of the islands (then existing) on the south side of Ocracoke Inlet in 1789.
By the time a replacement lighthouse for Ocracoke was approved, the main channel had shifted, as it often does on the Outer Banks, and the new lighthouse went to Ocracoke Island.
Ocracoke is reached only by ferry: from the southern end of Hatteras Island, a free of charge state ferry carries cars and passengers to the island in about 30 minutes.
www.outer-banks.com /lights/nocracoke.cfm   (729 words)

  
 NOAA Ocean Explorer: Ocracoke Shipwreck Survey 2004
Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, is shown on Edward Moseley's map of 1733.
North Carolina's Outer Banks are known as "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" because of the number of ships that have wrecked along the coast since the age of early settlement.
Once survey areas are defined, environmental data can also be included to examine the effects of seasonal currents and winds on vessel loss and survey strategy.
oceanexplorer.noaa.gov /explorations/04ocracoke/welcome.html   (1253 words)

  
 LighthouseRatings.com - Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke also served as as the place of Blackbeard's death, as the British Naval Officer Robert Maynard beheaded the pirate in November of 1718, after a bloody and savage battle that is full of folklore about the fierceness and determination of Blackbeard to live and what it took to kill him.
Ocracoke Light is the oldest continually operating lighthouse on the North Carolina coast.
The cemetery is leased under an agreement with the State of North Carolina and the Government of Britain.
www.lighthouseratings.com /Ocracoke   (864 words)

  
 Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke Island is part of a barrier island chain known as the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Ocracoke lighthouse is located near Ocracoke Village and is the second lighthouse to be built on the island.
The result was a recommendation to construct two lighthouses, one on the island of Ocracoke to guide ships into the Ocracoke Inlet and the other on Cape Hatteras as a light to warn ships away from the land and the dangerous Diamond Shoals.
www.rickslighthouses.com /ocracoke.htm   (433 words)

  
 eGO North Carolina: Ocracoke, NC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If you're in Ocracoke, you either took a plane or boat to get there, there is no other access to the island.
The small village that surrounds the harbor is the only development on the 14 mile island, the rest of the sand belongs to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Ocracoke is also the jumping off point for expeditions to Portsmouth, the ghost town on the other side of the inlet.
www.ego.com /us/nc/ob/ocracoke.asp   (192 words)

  
 Do-What in Coastal North Carolina - Ocracoke Island Businesses
The name "Ocracoke" itself derives from the Woccon tribe of American Indians which inhabited the mainland and utilized the island for a variety of purposes.
European settlement of Ocracoke began around 1718 after the capture and execution of Edward Teach, also known as the infamous 'Blackbeard' the Pirate, who terrorized the Ocracoke Inlet area prior to his capture.
Ocracoke features numerous historic buildings, Ocracoke Lighthouse (dating from 1832), the British Cemetery, Banker Ponies, kayaking opportunities, and pristine beaches.
www.do-what.com /location/ocracoke.html   (260 words)

  
 Ocracoke, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The island of Ocracoke is a part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
A single paved two-lane road, NC 12, runs from the village at the southern end of the island to the ferry dock at the northern tip of the island, where a free ferry connects to Hatteras Island.
The Ocracoke Lighthouse, one of North America's oldest lighthouses, is situated near Silver Lake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ocracoke,_North_Carolina   (1052 words)

  
 Enchanting Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island, situated in the Morehead City area, is one such destination that is big on both.
In 1803, the first Ocracoke lighthouse was built [it actually stood on nearby Shell Castle Island], but it was done in by lightning in 1818.
Ocracoke Light is also the oldest working lighthouse in North Carolina, its light warning ships with a fixed beam that reaches 14 miles into the Atlantic.
www.thearticlewriter.com /Ocracoke.htm   (407 words)

  
 Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Ocracoke Odyssey : A Naturalist's Reflections on her Home by the Sea - by Pat Gerber.
Graveyard of the Atlantic : Shipwrecks of the North carolina Coast - by David Stick.
www.northcarolinaoutdoors.com /places/coast/ocracoke.html   (984 words)

  
 Fishing Ocracoke Island, North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ocracoke Island offers some of the best all around recreational fishing in coastal North Carolina.
Ocracoke Island is a small island quickly reached by car or boat yet very far from the hustle and bustle of some other North Carolina cities.
Ocracoke has many good charters to choose from and it is also very easy to launch your boa.
www.ncfishandgame.com /fish/ocracoke.html   (408 words)

  
 Ocracoke Island, Silver Lake Harbor, Ocracoke Village, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island is a site where life exists on the Outer Banks as it was 30, 50, even 100 years ago.
In 1715 the North Carolina General Assembly stationed pilots to guide ships through Ocracoke Inlet to accommodate the mainland ports of New Bern, Washington and Edenton and open up trade for North Carolina products with the world.
Ocracoke's past is preserved in the Ocracoke Museum and Visitors Center, in the historic lighthouse, and in the British Cemetery, which honors British sailors who died here in World War II.
www.hatterasrealty.com /ocracoke.html   (523 words)

  
 Ocracoke Island, North Carolina Island History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The European history of the island begins on November 11, 1719 when John Lovick, Secretary of the Colony of North Carolina and a Deputy of the Lords Proprietors, was granted the island of Ocracoke, containing 2,110 acres.
During the early eighteenth century Ocracoke was used chiefly for raising cattle and sheep.
Because larger vessels were unable to navigate the shallow Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke Island soon became a settlement for pilots who transported sought-after goods to ports on the North Carolina mainland.
www.ocracokevillage.com /printable_island_history.html   (1022 words)

  
 Ocracoke North Carolina Lighthouse by Harbour Lights
The Ocracoke Lighthouse is the oldest active lighthouse in North Carolina and the second oldest operating lighthouse in the nation.
Early in the Civil War, the Ocracoke Lighthouse was controlled first by the Confederate troops, who removed the lens from the lamp, and then by the Union troops, who replaced it.
Ocracoke Light remains among the oldest lighthouses still active on the southern coast.
www.harbourlights.com /catalog/2004/ocracoke_glow.htm   (371 words)

  
 Ocracoke Island, Silver Lake Harbor | Ocracoke Island NC Hotel
Opened in May of 1998, The Ocracoke Harbor Inn hotel rooms and suites are designed to provide you a quiet, relaxing vacation while surrounding you in uncompromising luxury.
Ocracoke Island is one of the few island paradises left on the East Coast, accessible only by auto-ferry, airplane or private boat.
Ocracoke Island is accessible only by one of three ferries.
www.ocracokeharborinn.com   (389 words)

  
 Ocracoke Lighthouse, North Carolina at Lighthousefriends.com
Ocracoke Lighthouse’s modest height (75 feet), subdued color scheme (solid white), and tranquil setting (a small island on the east side of Ocracoke Inlet) belie the dramatic history of its surrounding area.
Ocracoke hardly had an auspicious beginning; it was put on the map after an English sailing ship was wrecked on the shoal-ridden inlet in 1585.
As the second oldest operating lighthouse in the nation, Ocracoke Lighthouse is of historical interest, and the grounds around it and the keeper’s cottage are open to the public.
www.lighthousefriends.com /light.asp?ID=355   (933 words)

  
 Pelican Lodge - Ocracoke, North Carolina - BBOnline.com / Introduction
Pelican Lodge is located on a small island off the coast of North Carolina on the Atlantic Ocean.
It can be a place of discovery; you may visit the 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse, one of many monuments to man's encounter with the sea.
Ocracoke Island is the most remote of the Outer Banks and Ocracoke Village is the only settlement on Ocracoke Island but there is a lot to do if you like...
www.bbonline.com /nc/pelican   (692 words)

  
 Ocracoke, NC - On The Outer Banks, The Barrier Islands Of North Carolina - History, Events, Attractions - Atlantic ...
Ocracoke Island, accessible only by water or air, is part of Hyde County.
It is one of the barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina where the pirate Blackbeard is known to have once roamed.
The quaint village of Ocracoke, on the island's southern soundside, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 and includes the 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse as well as several historic commercial building and over 100 homes.
www.ocracoke-nc.com   (334 words)

  
 Adventure Tours Ocracoke NC North Carolina + National Parks - City Guide
Ocracoke Pony Pens Highway 12, North of Ocracoke Village,
, "The oldest lighthouse still in operation in North Carolina and one of the oldest on the Eastern coast," this historic 75 foot lighthouse has walls that are five foot thick at the base plus features a white washed tower and a concrete veneer exterior.
Tours begin with a twenty minute boat ride from Silver Lake Harbor to Portsmouth Island where you will discover the historical settlement that was once a thriving port town with over 685 residents in 1860.
www.discoverourtown.com /NC/Ocracoke/Attractions-3603.html   (371 words)

  
 Islands Info - Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
It's part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other, and is one of the few places on the East Coast where the sun sets over the water year-round.
Besides doing nothing on a secluded beach, observing the wildlife or fishing, there are other attractions on Ocracoke Island as well, such as visiting the 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse, the British Cemetery or the Banker Ponies, which some suspect are descendants of the ponies which came with the Raleigh expeditions.
Rates start at $48 in the Spring and Fall and $60 and $69 in the summer and peak seasons (peak season is June 1 to August 20).
www.islandsinfo.com /ocracoke_island.htm   (584 words)

  
 Ocracoke Island, North Carolina Visitor Information (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Located at the southernmost tip of North Carolina's Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and boasts almost 16 miles of pristine, undeveloped beaches.
Accessible only by Ferry, private boat or plane, Ocracoke is a oasis for the family, casual tourist, nature lover, fisherman, or recreational boater.
A historic fishing village turned tourist attraction, the village of Ocracoke is home to the island's 800 year round residents and offers all the conveniences and services of a modern vacation destination with the laid back attitude of a place lost in time.
www.ocracokevillage.com.cob-web.org:8888   (290 words)

  
 Ocracoke North Carolina Lodgings Rental Cape Hatteras - Private Home
Ocracoke Island is the "jewel" of the Outer Banks.
Ocracoke Island is 13 miles long with the only development at the southern end where the Harbor and Village of Ocracoke are located.
Ocracoke is a place where you will leave the hectic pace of the city behind and get back in touch with your family and loved ones.
www.vrbo.com /9998   (623 words)

  
 Ocracoke Island - Outer Banks - North Carolina - OcracokeGuide.com
On Ocracoke, the island itself is an attraction.
The accommodations on Ocracoke Island are individually run and therefore have a lot of character.
This site, which mirrors the book Ocracoke Walking Tour and Guidebook, will be your personal guide to this unique and enchanting town.
www.ocracokeguide.com   (212 words)

  
 Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands of North Carolina Vacation Guide Planner - Plan what to do on your next family vacation ...
Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands of North Carolina Vacation Guide Planner - Plan what to do on your next family vacation to Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands, NC.
Ocracoke Island is owned almost entirely by the National Park Service.
Find all of this and more throughout this Outer Banks of North Carolina planning guide; let us help you plan your next family vacation to the Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
www.sunnydayguide.com /hatteras_ocracoke/index.html   (246 words)

  
 Welcome to Ocracoke North Carolina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ocracoke Island is accessible only via ferry, private boat or airplane.
If your need is Ocracoke landscaping, a Ocracoke pool & spa company, roofing, an electrician, plumber, handyman services, a Ocracoke heating & cooling company, a carpenter, concrete services, or a Ocracoke deck & fence company, we are here to help you find it.
The beaches at Ocracoke are some of the last pristine beaches left in America.
www.thecoastalexplorer.com /NC/Ocracoke.asp   (971 words)

  
 Bed & Breakfast Ocracoke NC North Carolina Hotels Vacation Rentals Cabins
The house features many screened porches with small tables and rocking chairs and a shower house is on the property to use after a trip to the beach.
The only locally owned and operated property management office on Ocracoke, they are pleased to offer a variety of properties from large old Ocracoke homes to new luxury apartments for two and handle the only fitness center on Ocracoke and are pleased to welcome members on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Harborside Motel 244 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960,
www.discoverourtown.com /NC/Ocracoke/Lodging-3603.html   (1687 words)

  
 Ocracoke History - Ocracoke Island / Hyde County's Outer Banks
The island, inlet and village which bear the name "Ocracoke" all were known as "Wokokon" (at various times spelled Woccon, Woccocon, Wococon or Woccocock) at the time early English explorers came this way enroute north to Roanoke Island.
Many years later in the 1700s, a young man from a fine English family began his nefarious career along the coast of Carolina and Virginia.
Robert Maynard of the British Navy was sent to capture Blackbeard in an effort to end his evil activities.
www.ocracoke-nc.com /history   (373 words)

  
 Ocracoke Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ocracoke Island is one of my favorite places....
The island is accessible from mainland NC via 2 hour ferry, or from Hatteras Island to the north via the half-hour free ferry.
And, although you are discouraged from doing so, you can walk behind the lighthouse and see the old graveyard.
lighthousegetaway.com /lights/banks4.html   (223 words)

  
 Ocracoke - Ocracoke, North Carolina - NC - school overview
An opportunity for the principal at Ocracoke to speak about curriculum, special programs, activities, goals and more.
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