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MV Diesel Duck | June 24, 2019

Visiting the Oriental Marina Inn docks Monday morning is MV Diesel Duck – a 41 ft aluminum trawler. Or is it a trawler? While primarily a motor vessel – it does have a sail rig too. There are many boats built to the Diesel Duck plans. Designed by west coast naval architect George Buehler… he calls the boats “long range, sail assisted Troller Yachts.”
(click pic for the big Duck view)

Ferry Liferaft & Seagull | June 23, 2019

Seagull checks out one of the life rafts on the Cherry Branch / Minnesott ferry.
(click for the big raft view)

Trawler Lillie Belle | June 22, 2019

Trawler Lillie Belle in Oriental’s harbor. Lillie Belle is 72 ft long, 115 tons.
(click pic for the big view and more looks at Lillie Bell)

Parade Master Lance Wants You | June 20, 2019

The Croaker Festival Parade is Saturday June 29. Parade Master Lance Burgo needs you in the parade – just bravely see the video above.
You can register for the parade at this link – or paper registration forms are at Village Hardware. Questions? Contact Lance Burgo at lanceburgo@mac.com, or call 781-258-9794.

Bruce Roberts 53 Hauled On Hwy 55 | June 19, 2019

It’s not a sight you see every day: a 53 ft sailboat crowding the highway. This was the scene Tuesday on Hwy 55 coming in to Oriental. Paul Welles of Triton Yachts hauled the steel hull boat from Custom Steel Boats in Merritt to the Triton boatyard in Oriental, with the help of a few state troopers. Click for the bigger pics and more.

Amron Wagoner Passes the Key | June 18, 2019

Amron Wagoner is 30. She was born in Oriental. She’s lived her entire life here. Now, she heads west. Read the story here. Click for the bigger pic and more.

Hobie Cats at Minuscule Beach | June 17, 2019

Hobie Cats line the town beach, bringing sailors from Camp Don Lee. During the summer, small sailing craft from the many sailing camps and schools land at the beaches or tie up at the town dock. Click for the bigger pic and more. (Photo Gary Ramsey)

Mike's New Tiny House | June 15, 2019

It’s the interior of Mike Anderson’s latest tiny house. Mike has built a less tiny house in Oriental before. Click the pic above for a bigger look, plus see the exterior view.

Prinses Mia Departs Oriental | June 14, 2019

Thursday morning SV Prinses Mia departed Oriental, destination Manteo via the Pamlico Sound. Drone Amelia went out to take a look.

Repel at the Hope Regala | June 13, 2019

Repel completed a gourmet meal at the Hope Regala Saturday night. Story here.

Trawlers at the Dock | June 12, 2019

Carēb and Manatee at the town dock. Carēb hails from Farmington, New Mexico. Manatee is from Florida. Click for the bigger pic and more

Mockingbird Nestlings | June 11, 2019

Hungry birds. They were born on a sailboat.

Knot Crazy | June 10, 2019

It’s hard to know.

Cast Net In The Harbor | June 9, 2019

A fisherman seeks bait with a cast net Sunday morning in the harbor.

MV Man Cave at the Hodges Trent Seawall | June 8, 2019

Man Cave at the Hodges Street seawall near the town dock. The foredeck shows off all of life’s necessities.

Sunrise @ Lou Mac Park Pier | June 7, 2019

Sunrise at the Lou Mac Park Pier. (photo by TownDock reader Lisa Thorburn)

Pagan Ways takes her leave | June 6, 2019

Pagan Ways, a 1982 Sea Ray 34 out of Vancouver, BC, left town dock #2 this morning, exchanging a spot at the free dock for the open water. Click for the bigger pics and more.

Neil Whicher and the Mint | June 5, 2019

Neil Whicher, summer-time Oriental visitor, and his scooter give a lift to a spearmint. A tree-board member passed off the plant this morning at the local coffee shop The Bean, across from town dock #1. Click for the bigger, mintier view.

Mahindra Tractor at the Red Rooster | June 4, 2019

A different kind of M&M – this one is for Mahindra and Mahindra. It’s stamped on a tractor resting off highway 55. Click for the bigger pic and more of the Mahindra.

Moral Compass | June 3, 2019

Wise men say we want one of these. Alas, Moral Compass is a Hunter sailboat, spotted in the Sailcraft boat yard.

Liveaboard Life In The Anchorage | June 2, 2019

One version of liveaboard life in Oriental’s anchorage. A sailboat and houseboat (named ManCave) rafted up Sunday morning. (click pic for the big view and an expansive look at the anchorage)

Morning HarborCam | June 2, 2019

Sunday morning HarborCam

Nunsense, Tonight at the Old Theater | June 1, 2019

52 nuns die. It’s more than we usually lose in Oriental. Nunsense, 7:30p tonight at The Old Theater.

Howard Cheetham waves goodbye | May 31, 2019

Ros and Howard Cheetham left Oriental in November 2016 on their 44ft catamaran Misto. They circumnavigated the world in less than three years – returning to Oriental this month. Read their story here.

Billy's Piggly Wiggly update May 2019 | May 30, 2019

Billy Flockhart gives an update on what’s happening down at the Pig. Grab an ice cream, click the video, and enjoy.

At Wit's End | May 29, 2019

The Wit’s End is home to a new business: At Wit’s End. Steve Thompson (and his wife April) sell decor & gifts and host crafting classes. They’re open 8-5, every day but Monday.

Miss The Cold | May 29, 2019

Thermal memories from the folks at the Provision Company. Today’s forecast high is 99.

Sunrise at Whittaker Point | May 28, 2019

Drone Amelia took a 6a trip this morning, finding sunrise on the Neuse and Whittaker Point.