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Wednesday Morning HarborCam View | November 20, 2019

HarborCam looks out on a now mostly dry Hodges Street…

Spirit Of Christmas Is Coming | November 19, 2019

Spirit Of Christmas comes to Oriental December 13&14. To make sure it all happens smoothly, the Tourism Board is dedicating tonight’s meeting to Spirit planning. It’s 5:30p at Town Hall, and you’re invited.
(Laura Turgeon drawing)

Terri & Mimi | November 18, 2019

Dogs need to be walked. Even in a storm. Visiting sailor Terri walked through the flood. Her Shar-pei Mimi, lacking rubber boots, took the high road across Hodges. (photo Dino Harrell)

High Water @ Town Dock - Nor'Easter Stormy Misty | November 17, 2019

This is the Sunday morning view at the town dock – waters levels about even with the boards. Visiting boats aren’t going anywhere today, enjoying the protected harbor during the nor’easter.
(click image for the big view and more town dock flood visitors)

Sailboats Wedged In Near The Town Dock | November 16, 2019

Transient sailors have tucked in to the harbor to wait for this storm to pass. With the town docks full, smaller boats managed to tie up by the Hodges St breakwater.

High Water Coming | November 15, 2019

Hey. High water is coming. Gusts to 50mph Saturday, 55mph Saturday night, 50 Sunday. And it’s all coming from the north.

Off Watch | November 14, 2019

Off Watch, a Moody 42 was bought in Tilghman, MD three weeks ago. Berthed at Oriental Marina, waiting on repairs. Click for the bigger pic and more.

Carolyn Ann at the Garland Fulcher Docks | November 13, 2019

Fishing trawler Carolyn Ann at the Garland Fulcher docks this morning. Her hull shows the marks of an experienced fishing vessel. Click for the bigger picture and the detailed view.

Windlass @ Pecan Grove | November 12, 2019

A windlass at Pecan Grove Marina, waiting its next mission.

Wandering Star Nimble Wanderer | November 11, 2019

At the Oriental Marina docks Monday morning, a Nimble Wanderer 32. The Ted Brewer designed Wandering Star left the docks this morning. Click for the bigger pic and the dock-side view.

SV Atypic | November 10, 2019

In the harbor this past week, a sailing vessel with a most atypical paint job. SV Atypic is a 43 ft ketch visiting from Montreal, on its way south for the winter.

PecanCam Sunrise | November 10, 2019
Double Dutch Boats | November 8, 2019

It’s Double Dutch day at the town dock. Two visiting sailing vessels from Holland are tied up at Oriental’s town dock #1. (click pic for more Double Dutch views)

Billy's Piggly Wiggly Update November 2019 | November 7, 2019

Pig Perks points, 40 new cheeses, and discounted wine. Billy Flockhart is here with the November Piglet update. Settle in and click that video.

Rabid Rabbit - 2019 | November 6, 2019

On the bow, the logo of punk band The Misfits. Rabid Rabbit is in the harbor. In Oriental, Rabid Rabbit found fame as the boat Hurricane Florence levitated onto A dock. And left there. Jud Gravel, owner of Rabid Rabbit, repaired the boat in Deaton’s Yacht Services’ DIY yard. View the Rabid Rabbit saga here. Click for the bigger view and more.

2019 Election Signs | November 4, 2019

Election signs for Town Commissioner are all over Oriental. Polls open tomorrow from 6:30a-7:30p at Fire Station 19 on Straight Rd.

A Trawler From Penetanguishene | November 3, 2019

This visiting trawler at the town dock gets the best hailing port name this week. MV WyRow is from Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada. Penetanguishene is on the Georgian Bay of Lake Huron. There will be a pronunciation test Monday.

Clock Fall Back To EST 2019 | November 2, 2019
No more “savings time”.
It happens every year. An extra hour. Officially, at 2am – it becomes 1am. Deja Vu all over again. Move those clocks back, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.
We fall back an hour for 2019.
Trawler or Cottage? | November 2, 2019

“The Cottage” is the appropriate name of a visiting trawler at the Oriental Marina docks, part of the southbound fleet that makes its stop in Oriental.

Trawler Katie & Alison | November 1, 2019

Trawler Katie & Alison visiting the Garland Fulcher docks in Oriental’s harbor. The wooden trawler has a different look than most you see – the pilot house is aft. Katie & Alison is wood, 62 ft, built in 1963. Her hailing port is Mcclellanville, SC. (click pic for the big view and more of Katie & Allison)

Maleficient of the Witches' Crawl. | October 31, 2019

Over the weekend, the witches of Oriental crawled through town, dancing their way from one place to the next. Tonight is their Halloween encore performance of the Witches’ Dance at 209 Neuse St. (Cheryl Thompson’s house). The dance begins every half-hour beginning at 6p until 7:30.

Halloween Pumpkins and Goose | October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween.

B&B Messabout 2019 | October 30, 2019

Graham Byrnes designs boats. Every year, he invites owners of his boats to a ‘Messabout’, a weekend on the water at the B&B Yacht Designs workshop in Bayboro. There’s sailing and sometimes a casual race. Last weekend he sailed Carlita at the annual event. Click for the bigger pic and more.

Full Transient Dock - Oriental Harbor Marina | October 29, 2019

It’s about the peak of the transient season, with a harbor full of visiting boats every evening. Oriental Harbor Marina’s outer dock had seven overnight visitors – this is the Tuesday early morning view from Drone Orville.

2019 Chili Cook-off Contenders | October 28, 2019

Four of the nine chili contenders from this weekend’s Old Theater Chili Cook-off. Chilis clockwise from top left: Amma’s Chili, Endurance Seafood, Arlington Place, and Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department Station 19. Here’s the story.

SV Sea Bean | October 28, 2019

Visiting sailing vessel Sea Bean. It’s not a coffee bean, it’s an oceangoing fruit (or seed). Sea beans ride the ocean currents, traveling thousands of miles from their home port. SV Sea Bean left Oriental Marina & Inn this morning.

Witches Crawl | October 27, 2019

Last night the Witches’ Crawl danced through Oriental. The Turtle Witch, known in the daylight as Fay Bond, and other witches used their dance to gather donations for a new defibrillator. Click for the bigger pic and more witches of Oriental.

Chili is Waiting | October 26, 2019

The different ways that chili is consumed. A whole lotta chili is waiting to be served, 11a – 1p today.