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Oceanfront, a Janet Jaworski painting | May 6, 2021

Oceanfront… it is a painting by Janet Jaworski. Oceanfront is up for auction right now in the Village Gallery 2021 Black Velvet Auction.

Don Henderson & The Sextant | May 5, 2021

Before everyone had a GPS in their phone, finding your lattitude/longitude was a bit harder. Don Henderson demonstrates the use of a sextant – one of several items featured in his yard sale. Saturday’s annual Town Wide Yard Sale had treasures for homes, boats, and most anything in between.

Rolling On The River, sitting on the bottom | May 4, 2021

This boat ended up in this precarious position after Hurricane Florence in 2018. It has been like this ever since, waiting for a salvage crew to take her away. It finally happened… here’s the story.

Derelict Boats Hauled Away | May 3, 2021

In April, the NC Coastal Federation (aided by two grants) came into Oriental and removed five derelict vessels left sunken, aground, or hanging off private docks by Hurricane Florence. This boat, built by Keith Wolfenbarger, was sunk at Grace Evans’ dock on Smith Creek. It’s getting a tow to the Wildlife Ramp to be hauled out and demolished. Story coming. (Click for the bigger view.)

Doing The Trawl Walk | May 2, 2021

How do you do maintenance on a trawler’s trawl? Sometimes by lowering it and walking out on it. Visiting trawler Predator showed how it was done. (click photo for more trawl walk views)

Toy Train Find @ Yard Sale | May 1, 2021

A young girl finds a toy train among the yard sale treasures on South Avenue Saturday morning. (Ben Casey photo)

Welcome to our yard sale | May 1, 2021

The Oriental Town Wide Yard Sale is happening today. Click here for the map and sale information.

Deaton Yacht Service Sign 2021 | April 30, 2021

The Deaton Yacht Service sign on Neuse Dr. Deaton’s has been a family owned business in Oriental since 1979. This July, Zimmerman Marine will assume operations at the boat yard. Zimmerman Marine is also a 40 year old business, based in the Chesapeake Bay. Zimmerman currently operates six mid-Atlantic boat yards – the Deaton’s facility will be the 7th.

Rick Smith, 1944 - 2021 | April 29, 2021

Rick Smith passed away at his home Tuesday, April 27. He was 76. Rick was a regular presence on The Bean porch in the mornings, and frequent participant in the parades and events in Oriental. A Celebration of Life will be held for him in late May. In this photo from the Spirit of Christmas 2014, Rick walks in the parade as one of ‘Eleven Piping Pipers’. (Click the picture for the bigger view, and scroll through to see more pictures of Rick in Oriental.)

Carolyn Ann's new paint | April 28, 2021

Fishing Trawler Carolyn Ann at the Garland Fulcher docks with a new coat of paint. (Click for the big view and Carolyn Ann with her more experienced look)

ODC Racing - Behind Bodacious | April 27, 2021

Oriental is ‘The Sailing Capital of North Carolina’ and this weekend, the Oriental Dinghy Club (ODC) were doing just that during a PHRF race off Oriental. A Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) rating system allows yachts of different sizes and speeds to compete against each other. (Cristel Monmoine photo)

Loon Feather | April 26, 2021

Wooden vessel Loon Feather at Oriental Marina & Inn. The Matthews 42 was built in Clinton, OH in 1954. Crew said they were happy to be heading south as it was currently snowing in their home port of Cheboygan, Michigan. (click for the big view and more)

Post Script Sunday | April 25, 2021

Docked in Oriental’s harbor at the Oriental Marina & Inn. (click for the big picture and the full trawler view)

Sunday Harborcam 4-25 | April 25, 2021

The Sunday morning HarborCam view.

Artworks - an inside look | April 23, 2021

An inside look at Artworks Oriental. Artworks grand opening is Saturday.

Triton Yachts Crew | April 22, 2021

Triton Yachts has new owners… TownDock visited Triton and learned about the business’s history and met the new crew.

Rusty Crusty Captain Cecil | April 21, 2021

Steel fishing trawlers and open waters create a patina of experience. (click for the big view and more)

Polyphemus Moth emerging | April 19, 2021

A Polyphemus Moth emerges from its cocoon on a river birch in Minnesott Beach. Click for the big view and more. (Ben Casey photo)

Knot Fast & Briney Bug @ town dock 2 | April 18, 2021

Two character trawlers at Oriental’s town dock 2. Knot Fast is a Great Harbour GH37. Briney Bug is an owner built 34’ wood vessel, inspired in part by George Buehler’s designs. (click photo for more views)

Crab Pots @ Endurance | April 17, 2021

Crab pots alongside Endurance Seafood.

Billy @ The Piglet Update, April 15, 2021 | April 16, 2021

America’s caffeinated grocer has the April Piggly Wiggly Oriental update.

Pierce Creek Sunrise | April 15, 2021

Pierce Creek sunrise (Brad Cole photo)

Segue To... Departs | April 14, 2021

A still harbor Wednesday morning, as “SV Segue To…” departs.

Anchor Floats | April 13, 2021

There must be an explanation.

Mercury Cougar Jude | April 12, 2021

The ’73 Mercury Cougar that won Saturday’s Classic Car Poker Run. Check out the scene, and the winning hand, here.

Reflections Of Trawler Lillie Jane | April 12, 2021

Still water reflections of trawler Lillie Jane at the Garland Fulcher docks.

Poker Run Jaguar XK140 | April 10, 2021

Robert Montgomerie’s 1956 Jaguar XK140 got lots of eyes at Saturday’s Classic Car Poker Run.
Raindrop Ridge Herbs At The Farmers' Market | April 10, 2021

Raindrop Ridge Herbs make their annual visit to Oriental this morning… you’ll find them at the Farmers’ Market on Hodges Street.