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Carolina Blood Moon | May 16, 2022

Carolina Blood Moon Sunday night. (Ben Casey photo)

MV Scorpio at the Beaufort Wooden Boat Show | May 13, 2022

MV Scorpio was hand built by John Worcester (with help from volunteers) at the Beaufort Maritime Museum’s Watercraft Center. It just won Best in Show at the 46th Annual Beaufort Wooden Boat Show. Click play to take a tour of MV Scorprio.

Grand Banks & Leopard 42 | May 12, 2022

A Grand Banks Trawler and a Leopard 42 Catamaran are tucked in at the town dock, escaping high north winds.

Vintage Mercury Outboard | May 11, 2022

Vintage Mercury outboard at The Beaufort Wooden Boat Show Saturday. It is a model 20H, circa 1954.

1930 Elco | May 10, 2022

MV Duchess, a 1930 Elco at The Beaufort Wooden Boat Show Saturday. More photos from the show coming Wednesday.

High Water - Low Bridge Clearance | May 9, 2022

High water levels mean a reduced bridge clearance. Normally at 45 feet, max height under the Oriental bridge was under 43’ Sunday evening.

Yard Sale Sailor | May 7, 2022

Found at Saturday’s Town Wide Yards Sale: a sailor on a pendulum. (Click for the big picture and the full view)

Yard Sale Underway | May 7, 2022

Control yourself. Well, just a little. The 2022 Oriental Town-Wide Yard Sale is underway.

MV Hardwork | May 6, 2022

MV Hardwork in the slip at Oriental Harbor Marina & Inn. It may be the first boat TownDock staff have spotted with a Bonsai tree collection. (Click for the big picture and the Bonsai view.)

MV Mobile Home | May 4, 2022

Departing Oriental Harbor this morning, an aptly named motor vessel. ‘Mobile Home’ is actually equipped with an aft spiral staircase. (Click for the big view and more.)

Sailing Chill Pill - Wednesday Night Sail | May 4, 2022

Another Wednesday, another chance to join the Wednesday Night Sail at 6p tonight. It’s a race, yes, but a relaxing one. How relaxing? Click play to find out.

Bad boy. Good boy. Dock lines done right. | May 3, 2022

Are you a good boy? Elmer, sometimes we have doubts. Fortunately, Captain John Rahm is here to help you with your wayward ways.

SV Ness | May 2, 2022

Seen at anchorage: SV Ness. The 44 ft ketch (built in 2000) and her captain Philip Sax are regular visitors to Oriental. (Click for the big picture, and more.)

Sunrise, Catamaran Anchored On The Neuse | May 1, 2022

Sunday sunrise… a visiting catamaran anchored off Oriental.

Whittaker Point Sunrise | April 29, 2022

Sunrise Friday morning over Whittaker Pointe Marina. (Bill Penkava photo)

HMS Hand Made Gimbal | April 28, 2022

HMS” in nautical circles usually stands for “Her Majesty’s Ship.” Not this time. It is “Henry Marchand Shaw” – who made this gimbal – for his brother James. You may know James Shaw for his local rigging work. James lives on a 26’ Bristol Channel Cutter. TownDock talked to James about his new stainless (with brass and wood touches) single burner stove. (click photo for more views)
Clemson at SailPack | April 27, 2022

A Clemson sailor shows off some low freeboard style.

Library New Building Model | April 26, 2022

Monday evening, the Friends of the Library held a presentation on the new library building on Highway 55. Though the model wasn’t at the meeting, TownDock.net was able to get photos of it at the current library location. (Click for the bigger picture and to see the floor plan and more.)

NC State SailPack Winners | April 25, 2022

North Carolina State University on the water Sunday. They took first place in last weekend’s SailPack Regatta.

Maryland at the SailPack Regatta | April 24, 2022

The team from University Of Maryland on the water Sunday. It was the last day of the 2022 SailPack Regatta. The event was won by NC State – see details below.

SailPack Regatta Saturday | April 23, 2022

Scenes from the SailPack Regatta Saturday. Collegiate sailors from twenty different colleges gather in Oriental for a weekend of sailing. Saturday night, the sailors and the community get together for a pig pickin’ at the Silos. (Click for the big picture and more)

The Herb Lady Is Here | April 23, 2022

Raindrop Ridge Herbs, aka Dorita Boyd, “The Herb Lady” – wa at the Farmer’s Market Saturday morning. Once a year Dorita brings herbs – both common and hard-to-find – from her nursery near Little Washington. This is the last time Dorita and her herbs will be here. Later this year, the “Herb Lady” will be retiring. The Farmer’s Market is open from 8-11a on Hodges Street.

2019 SailPack sailors | April 22, 2022

On the water at the 2019 SailPack Regatta. The sailors are back in town this weekend for the 2022 SailPack Regatta.

Don Henderson Mural - In Progress | April 21, 2022

Painting in progress on Don Henderson’s last project: a community mural. Don passed unexpectedly and left the mural unfinished. His family invite the community to come pick up a brush and help finish it today from 11a until sunset. Friday, you’re invited to a celebration in the garden from 5-6p. Southern Hellcats will play, food and drink provided. Find out more here. (Click to see the big more and more.)

Visiting Trawler Kedge | April 20, 2022

Trawler Kedge, visiting from St. Louis, Missouri, anchored on Greens Creek. (Click for the big picture and more)

Cormorant in Smith Creek | April 19, 2022

A Cormorant resting on a marker in Smith Creek, near Oriental Bridge.

Modest Flooding On Hodges | April 18, 2022

Modest flooding on Hodges Street Monday morning.

Easter Lilly | April 17, 2022

Ben Casey sent in a photo for the day – an Easter lily. It would be a better story if it were growing in native Oriental soil, but Ben says he got it at the Piglet. (click photo for the advanced Botany view)