Monday, June 06, 2011

Around Ocracoke

One of our favorite places to eat on Ocracoke Island was Atlantic Cafe. This eatery was recommended by the fellow at the hotel. He said to try their seafood cob salad. He was so right! The salad had fresh shrimp and crab meat. It was certainly wonderful.

Within walking distance of The Anchorage Inn is the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum. The traditional two-story house was built around the year 1900. Its owner, David Williams, was the first Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard station on Ocracoke. The house is a contributing structure in the Ocracoke Historic District. In 1989, it was moved to its present location on National Park Service property to prevent its demolition and was subsequently restored.

I love this device hanging on the wall. What is it you may ask?

Tis a Monta Lawn Mower. The Monta Mower was manufactured by the Montague Manufacturing Company of Traverse City MI. The sales office was located in Grand Rapids MI. A wooden handle was used until the start of World War II. After the War a wire handle was adopted and in the 1950's rubber grips were added. The company was gone by 1962.

These uniforms brought back memories of Dad when he was in the Navy during World War II.

We posted our favorite of the Ocracoke restaurants. Here now was our least favorite.

The food was not outstanding, but the horse in the yard was. Yep, it was out there standing in the yard.

Tomorrow- The Nature Hike.


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