New Ferry Tolls On Hold -- The Jacksonville Daily News reports on May 23rd, 2013 that the legislature is stalled and tolls probably won't go into effect on July 1st as planned. Instead, they want to consider advertising as an alternative. I bid $50 to have the Floyd J. Lupton renamed the Neuse River Sailor. Read all about it.
55th Annual Big Rock -- is just around the corner, June 7th through 15th, 2013. Official Website Here.
Latest on Ocrafolk -- June 7th through 9th. If you plan to attend, make arrangements now. It sounds like they are expecting a big turnout and lodging will be hard to find - except, of course, for the Neuse River Sailors who anchor out in Silver Lake. "THE SATURDAY NIGHT OCRACHICKS CONCERT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT." And other news, here at the festival website.
Upcoming at the NC Maritime Museum at Beaufort -- July 13th-14th, 2013, a two-day course in traditional boatbuilding carpentry. And August 3rd, a Traditional Skiff Regatta. See the Museum calendar for details.
Virginian-Pilot Writer Diane Tennant -- has an impressive four-part series on the transportation issues affecting the Outer Banks. Click here for links to all four articles.
Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Forced to Cut Positions -- due to budgetary issues. Story at The Sun Journal, New Bern newspaper.
Short Article on Hoop Pole Creek Preserve -- at the North Carolina Coastal Federation Website. The preserve is the last bit of natural, undeveloped land in the town of Atlantic Beach. It is a great place to go hiking or kayaking.
The Irony of It All -- Dr. Jeff Masters at Weather Underground reports "NOAA employees may be furloughed 4 days during the 2013 hurricane season". - WunderBlog..
Could Spend a Lot of Time -- on this site. Amazing historic photographs of America. - Click here. It has a good search engine - try searching on boat.
Funny -- cartoon at computer geek site xkcd - Upcoming Hurricanes.
Rebound of a Core Sounder -- is the subtitle of an article at Town Dock about a traditional boat that visited Oriental lately. The boat "Once Again", formerly a working fisherman, looks to be just the ticket for knocking around the creeks, rivers and sounds of North Carolina. Check it out at the Shipping News, Towndock.net
Interesting Article on the Future of the Outer Banks -- retired East Carolina geology professor predicts that one or two more storms could fragment the banks, advocates letting Highway 12 go and adding ferry routes to the viable communities. Hard Facts and Hard Heads on the Outer Banks.
It's Not Too Early... -- to start planning for Ocrafolk, June 7th through 9th, 2013. Click here for updates.
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