Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks by Ray McAllister


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Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks, the fourth book in Ray McAllister’s award-winning North Carolina coastal series, is a look at the history, the people and the continuing allure of the remote, white-sanded island that draws tens of thousancs 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, fisherman 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 honered 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.

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Weight 18.6 oz
Dimensions 10.5 × 7 in