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Foggy HarborCam | January 16, 2021

It was a foggy Saturday morning early – now cleared. This is from HarborCam. (click image for the big foggy view)

Keith Bruno & Crab Pot Clean Up | January 14, 2021

Crab Pots. They get damaged, or loose from their lines, or just forgotten. The NC Coastal Federation works with commercial fishermen like Keith Bruno to help find and recover them. Click the video and watch Keith talk about crab pot clean up.

Colvin Schooner Sarah | January 13, 2021

A steel Colvin schooner with a family of four, visiting Oriental’s town dock. They said their journey began in Cape Cod, and are heading south for warmer weather. (click for the big view and more)

Capt. John's Cleat Hitch | January 11, 2021

Capt. John Rahm has returned with more information, and a video demonstration. The latest Captain’s Blog is here.

Marker #8, channel into Oriental | January 9, 2021

Marker #8, in the channel to Oriental.

Dock Lines At Whittaker Pointe | January 8, 2021

Dock lines patiently wait at Whittaker Pointe Marina.

Rainy Radar Jan 8 2021 | January 8, 2021

The wet morning radar view – for the latest weather radar click here.

Frosty Pier | January 7, 2021

If you were up early enough, you may have caught sight of the frost covering most everything. Here it coats the boards of the pier. (Click for the big view and more)

Taking A Moment | January 7, 2021

It is difficult to make sense of, or come to grips with, what happened in America yesterday. All we have to offer is a sunrise from the TownDock archives… this is from January 2019.

Clear Skies Over Oriental | January 6, 2021

Drone Orville checks out the clear skies over Oriental.

Trawler Frost Free | January 5, 2021

Grand Banks Trawler Frost Free at the town dock, on her way south seeking a less frosty latitude. (click image for the big view, plus more Frost Free pics)

Brooke Morgan Fulcher Seafood | January 4, 2021

Mural by Adira Uc painted on the side of Garland Fulcher Seafood Market, Hodges St.

Cormorants On Marker 6 | January 3, 2021

Comorants rest on Marker #6, on the channel into Oriental

SV Zugenruhe January 1st 2021 | January 2, 2021

2021 smiles from the crew of SV Zugenruhe. They were out sailing January 1st in the Instead of Football Regatta.

SV At Last | January 2, 2021

SV At Last heads towards the Garbacon marker in Friday’s Instead Of Football Regatta.

Rainy Dragon Roll New Year's Eve | January 1, 2021

The Oriental Dragon Roll was almost rained out, but at 8:35p, the Dragon began his/her New Year’s Eve mission. With Dragon Master Jim Edwards at the helm of his pickup truck, and the Dragon (and crew) on a trailer, the Roll covered miles of Oriental neighborhoods. Here Isabell Bohl, 6, and her grandmother Veronica McKay, cheering by Lou Mac Park. Click for the big view and more from the Dragon Roll. (Andrea Bruce photo)

2020 Dragon Roll - Laura Turgeon | December 31, 2020

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. (Laura Turgeon drawing)

Landing Craft on A Dock | December 30, 2020

Two landing craft are rafted up to the outside of A Dock at Oriental Harbor Marina. The craft were purchased from the United States Navy and are on their way to Jacksonville, FL. LCU-1653 was built by Defoe Shipbuilding Co.(click for the bigger pic and more)

Fulcher Elves with a Message | December 29, 2020

It’s The Garland Fulcher Seafood Elves… delivering their end of year message in appropriate formal wear. Be brave and take it in.

Socially Distant Hallberg-Rassy | December 28, 2020

Socially distant docking. Visiting Hallberg-Rassy 42 Tevake at town dock #1. (Click for the big pic and more.)

Ample Figurehead | December 27, 2020

Experienced Captains will tell you to carry ample anchoring gear. Alongside its anchor, a visiting Cape Dory was also outfitted with an ample figurehead.

Day After Christmas Heron | December 26, 2020

This cold Saturday morning, the duck pond heron has found a ray of sun to warm up in. Though usually found in the portion of the pond at Hodges Street, the water is less frozen in the portion of the pond adjacent to Factory Street. (click for the big picture, and more views of the pond)

Christmas Fireplace 2020 | December 24, 2020

It’s the TownDock Christmas 2020 fireplace. Get closer to the screen. Feel the warmth.

High Winds Christmas Eve | December 24, 2020

Santa has some serious headwinds to contend with – south winds up to 40 mph in Oriental Christmas Eve.

Consignment Christmas Past | December 23, 2020

Memories of Christmas past… from the ol’ marine consignment store on Broad Street, circa 2008.

Lou Mac Pier Lights | December 22, 2020

A festive Lou Mac Pier as viewed from South Ave. (click for the bigger picture)

Cartwright House Lights | December 21, 2020

The Cartwright House Bed and Breakfast, lit for the holidays. Under new ownership, the B&B will be open for guests in the new year.

Gaston Bell | December 20, 2020

Gaston Bell shows off a proud red bow.