$22.95 retail price, ISBN: 978-0-692-74245-7. Published by Beach Glass Books in collaboration with Ray McAllister Books Hardcover, 6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches, 242 pages, B&W pages 2nd edition published Sept. 19, 2016. (Originally published April 29, 2013.)
NEW! Enhanced “OCRACOKE” with larger pages and more photos now available. Just $22.95 with FREE ship.
$22.95 retail price, ISBN: 978-0-692-74245-7.
Published by Beach Glass Books in collaboration with Ray McAllister Books
Hardcover, 6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches, 242 pages, B&W pages
2nd edition published Sept. 19, 2016. (Originally published April 29, 2013.)
Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks, the fourth book in Ray McAllister’s award-winning North Carolina coastal series, is back in an enhanced second edition, with larger pages and more photographs and signed by the author.
Ocracoke is a look at the history, the people and the continuing allure of the remote, white-sanded island that draws tens of thousands of tourists each year.
Ocracoke tells the island’s story from the early days of Native Americans and European explorers to today’s artists, musicians, fishermen and bicycle-riding tourists. Along the way, it shares the stories of Blackbeard the Pirate’s bloody demise, German U-boat attacks off Ocracoke’s coast, and the role of the iconic 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse.
Here, too, are portraits of ferries full of visitors, a legendary herd of once-wild ponies, miles of nationally honored beaches, the charmingly unpaved Howard Street and the poignantly serene British Cemetery – along with the inside stories of what draws families back year after year, generation after generation.
Ocracoke also presents a striking new proposal from Dr. Stephen Leatherman, the world-famous Dr. Beach, to enhance Ocracoke’s reputation as a world-class walking village.
Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks is a delightful look at what makes Ocracoke special – and likely always will.
PRAISE FOR OCRACOKE
“Book of the Quarter!”
CONTENTS . Map . Preface. Chapter One The Pearl of the Outer Banks . Chapter Two Early Days . Chapter Three Blackbeard . Chapter Four A Village Removed . Chapter Five The Lighthouse . Chapter Six The Civil War . Chapter Seven Shipwrecks and Life-Saving Stations . Chapter Eight Hurricanes . Chapter Nine A Little Cemetery . Chapter Ten The Sands of Ocracoke . Chapter Eleven Ocracokers . Chapter Twelve The Ferries, The Highway, and the Seashore Park . Chapter Thirteen The World Finds Ocracoke . Chapter Fourteen The Ponies . Chapter Fifteen The Keepers of Ocracoke . Chapter Sixteen A Proposal for Tomorrow . Chapter Seventeen The Essence of Ocracoke . Acknowledgments . Bibliography . Index
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