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It's Monday November 20, 2017

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SV Wincrest | November 18, 2017

A calm Saturday morning... transient boats at rest at the town dock.
Breakneck Caesar - Tim Mooney - Old Theater Nov 18 | November 17, 2017

Tim Mooney performs Breakneck Caesar at the Old Theater Saturday night.
Prana, Bahamas Bound | November 16, 2017

Prana, a bright yellow staysail ketch, docked in the harbor for a few nights. A mixed crew of Canadians and Americans are sailing her to the Bahamas from her home port of Halifax.

A Christmas Buffett - Jimmy Style | November 15, 2017

The theme for the 2017 Spirit Of Christmas Parade... *A Christmas Buffett - Jimmy style*. That's Jimmy Buffett, not the Brantley's buffet. A Jimmy Buffett Christmas in case you're easily confused. Get your parade entry form right here.
Boreal 47 Lunacy | November 15, 2017

It’s snowbird time at the docks in Oriental. Among the passing cruising boats this morning was Lunacy, an aluminum Boreal 47.

Boat in Anchorage | November 14, 2017

A boat in the anchorage at Oriental's outer harbor Monday. Traffic has been up as snowbirds navigate by thermometer and head to more southerly points
Prinses Mia Windlass | November 13, 2017

Windlass on visiting Dutch vessel Prinses Mia. The gear wheel came from an old saw mill in Maine. Prinses Mia and her captain achieved hero status in Oriental a few years ago.
Miss Faye Keeps Things Sunny | November 12, 2017

Freezin' Cold Saturday | November 11, 2017

OK, it didn't actually snow this morning. But it feels like it. Overnight low 37 degrees. High today just around 50. (file photo from snowfall in February 2015)
Caine Mutiny Friday Flick 7:30p | November 10, 2017

You’ve been on a boat where the crew is grumpy with the captain. Humphrey Bogart is the captain tonight at The Old Theater. It’s the Caine Mutiny, 7:30p.

Ducks On The Dock | November 10, 2017

Ducks hanging out on the Town Dock this misty morning.
International Town Dock | November 9, 2017

Oriental's international airport... the town dock. Three boats this morning, two from Canada and one from Holland.
Coastal Heritage Day Proclamation | November 8, 2017

Poll Workers 2017 | November 7, 2017

I Voted 2017 | November 7, 2017

It's election day 2017. Voters in Oriental vote at the Station 19 firehouse on Straight Road. Polls are open until 7:30p. If you vote, you get a sticker.
Frances Mae Splash | November 6, 2017

Caroline Horne christens the Frances Mae with a bottle of champagne. Barbara Valentine, in the background, followed suit soon after. Frances Mae is a 21' Core Sound workboat, built for the recently formed North Carolina Coastal Heritage Association. She was christened Saturday in Oriental.
Jimmy Buffets New Sailboat | November 5, 2017

A brand new boat visited Oriental Friday & Saturday. The 48’ sailboat’s owner is Jimmy Buffet. The vessel was custom built at Pacific Seacraft in Little Washington. Saturday morning it was a Sailcraft Service in Oriental, to get lifted (gently) to a waiting transport truck. Destination: West Palm Beach.

Fall Back 2017 | November 5, 2017

No more “savings time”.
It happens every year. An extra hour. Move those clocks back, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.
We fall back an hour for 2017.
MV Frances Mae, Building Moments | November 4, 2017

This was a year ago - the beginning of a 22' Core Sound work boat. Designed and constructed by traditional builder Heber Guthrie in Marshallburg, the now completed vessel will be launched this Saturday, 2p in Oriental.
Rusty Lady | November 3, 2017

One should not underestimate the value of an experienced lady.