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Betty White Sails | January 17, 2022

Betty White sailed too – above was from a 1957 photo shoot. Betty would have turned 100 on Monday.
In memory of actress (and animal lover) Betty White there is a national campaign, the Betty White Challenge, to raise money for animal rescue groups. In Pamlico County that means PAWS. More at this link.

Sunday Neuse Waves | January 16, 2022

Sunday afternoon at Lou Mac Park… just after 4p the waves were arriving from the east. Today’s earlier northeast winds are clocking around…. by 5p they are southeast… forecast to be southerly later tonight, and southwest Monday.

Flash Gordon @ Old Theater Today | January 16, 2022

Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe – it’s a 1940 12 episode serial. Four of those episodes show today as Flash Gordon kicks off the Sunday matinee, 3p this afternoon at The Old Theater.

Oriental Harbor Marina - Drone View | January 15, 2022

Drone Orville view of Oriental Harbor Marina. (click photo for more views)

Different Plans | January 13, 2022

Successful boating requires a plan. What are your plans? It’s the subject of this month’s Captain’s Blog.

January Ice Holds Duck Pond Dragon | January 12, 2022

January ice holds the Duck Pond Dragon. Last night’s low of 24 put a thin icy skin on the Duck Pond.

Point Pride Fleet | January 10, 2022

Trawlers rigs reach high from the Point Pride fleet.

Duck Pond Ice | January 8, 2022

Overnight freezing temps left a thin coat of ice on the Duck Pond Saturday morning.

Preacher Man Has Risen | January 7, 2022

Trawler Peacher Man has risen (Preacher Man sunk just before Christmas at the Garland Fulcher docks). The sunken vessel was pulled up by a crane Thursday. It isn’t yet floating… the vessel is being held aloft by the crane while a pump runs continuously. (click photo for more Preacher Man views)

Don Turner Knock You Out Camp Sign | January 6, 2022

A few miles outside of Oriental (near Highway 306 on your way to the ferry) is a faded sign, leading to a simple building. That building once housed Don Turner’s “Knock You Out” boxing camp. World champions boxers trained there, including Evander Holyfield and Evgeny Gradovich. (Laura Turgeon drawing)

Jan 1 Regatta - SV My Joy | January 5, 2022

On the Jan 1st Regatta, SV “My Joy” may have had the most crew on deck. (click photo for more views)

Instead of Football Regatta on the water 2022 | January 3, 2022

An Oriental tradition – starting the New Year off with a relaxed sail on the Neuse. Sailor Christel Monmoine was on the water, and caught part of the regatta in action. (Click for the big picture and more.)

Rainy Monday Harborcam | January 3, 2022 Dragons Bring Us Into 2022 | January 1, 2022

Onboard the Big Dragon trailer, a girl celebrates the New Year. (click photo for more New Year’s Eve views)

2021 Dragon Roll - Laura Turgeon | December 31, 2021

The Dragon Rolls tonight at 8p. It’s expected to take about an hour to visit Oriental’s neighborhoods. Click the Dragon for the big view, plus a look at the Dragon Roll Map. The Chinese Dragon will dance on Hodges starting about 8:20p.(Laura Turgeon drawing)

Donna Slade Dragon @ Artworks | December 30, 2021

Dragon, by Donna Slade. It’s part of the newest exhibit at ArtWorks Oriental: In Search of the Dragon. Stop by and see multiple artist renditions of Oriental’s mascot tonight during opening night, from 5-7p.

Preacher Man, Waiting To Be Raised | December 30, 2021

Trawler Preacher Man at sunrise Thursday morning, still patiently waiting to be raised.

The Brick Stands @ OYC | December 29, 2021

Over a half century ago, these brick stands held fuel tanks for the local fishing fleet. Now, they are part of the view (and history) at OYC on the harbor. (click photo for more views)

Empty Harbor On A December Morning | December 28, 2021

A couple months ago (at the height of the southbound transient season) the docks were full. This morning the harbor was empty of visiting vessels, both at the Oriental Marina Inn docks and the public docks.

Trimaran Sunday Sail | December 27, 2021

Sunday served up temps near 70 and gentle winds… and it brought out a few boats to the Neuse. This trimaran was out near Marker #1, sailed by Manfred & Janis Rott. (click photo for more multihull views)

Pelican @ Oriental Harbor Marina | December 26, 2021

A pelican rests on a piling at Oriental Harbor Marina.

Christmas Fireplace 2021 | December 24, 2021

Come sit by the TownDock Christmas fireplace. We’ll chop the wood and clean up the ashes.

Christmas Lights Of Oriental | December 24, 2021

All is calm, all is bright. The lights of Oriental… this is on Broad Street @ the old “Captain’s Quarters” home. (click photo for more Christmas light views)

Trawler Preacher Man Sinks | December 23, 2021

Monday afternoon trawler Preacher Man was floating proud. Tuesday afternoon, the small shrimp trawler had sunk at the Garland Fulcher docks. There is no visible sign of fuel spill, as there often is in a sinking. (click photo for more views, including before the sinking)

Lady Deborah & Sea Angel | December 21, 2021

Lady Deborah and Sea Angel at the Point Pride Seafood docks.

Jimmy & Andy & Johnny Jr | December 20, 2021

Fishing trawlers Jimmy & Andy Jr and Jimmy & Johnny Jr visited the Point Pride Seafood docks recently. They’re a long way from their home port of Gautier, MS. (Click for the big view and more)

SV Ooga-Chaka | December 19, 2021

It’s always a relief to find a boat not named “Second Wind.” At town dock #2, visiting sailboat Ooga Chaka.

Trawler Preacher Man | December 18, 2021

Through Saturday morning’s fog, trawler Preacher Man. (click pic for more Preacher Man views)