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Deaton 40th Party Cake | July 21, 2019

Despite the heat, hundreds came out Saturday to help Deaton Yacht Service celebrate 40 years. (click image for the big cake view and more looks)

Big Shrimp at Garland Fulcher Seafood | July 20, 2019

It’s getting near the peak of shrimp season. These large ones are at Garland Fulcher Seafood on Hodges St.

Saturday Morning HarborCam View | July 20, 2019

Saturday morning HarborCam view.

Deaton Yacht Service History | July 19, 2019

Deaton Yacht Service began 40 years ago – but not at their current location. Bob Deaton started the business in a van. Here is the Deaton Yacht Service van in 1979, in Stonewall.
(click pic for larger view, and more photos from Deaton Yacht’s history)

Flowers on Link Lane | July 18, 2019

These black and yellow flowers are blooming in small clusters throughout the village. But on Link Lane, they’ve taken over half a front yard. Click the picture for the bigger view and more.

Painting at Wit's End | July 17, 2019

At Wit’s End holds a painting class on the 19th. This Friday, the class is painting this scene to take home.

Baloo on the lawn | July 16, 2019

You might have seen him at Triton Yachts, keeping the yard clear of cats and birds, and chasing the occasional jet from the sky. Meet Baloo, the July Pet of the Month.

Sunrise at Whittaker Pointe Marina | July 16, 2019

Sunrise this morning at Whittaker Pointe Marina.

Quiet Morning at the TownDock | July 15, 2019

It’s the quiet harbor view from town dock.

Palmetto Pride | July 14, 2019

Palmetto Pride, part of this weekend’s visiting shrimp fleet.

Trawlers Reilly Morgan & Wanda Gail | July 12, 2019

Shrimp season has some trawlers visiting we only see this time of year. Among them is Reilly Morgan, hailing port Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Morgan is rafted up with Wanda Gail out of Beaufort. (click pic for the big boat view)

Birds in the Boom update | July 11, 2019

TownDock staff rescued three small birds from a sailboat boom a while back, and took them to the wildlife shelter in Newport, NC. We went back to check up on them. Click to watch.

Watermelon Bench | July 10, 2019

The Bond family has served watermelon every second Sunday in August since the 60’s. Now, there’s a watermelon bench themed. behind Fay’s house, next to the creek where hungry turtles get the watermelon rind leftovers. Click pic for the bigger view and more.

Seraphina on the river | July 9, 2019

Eric Nessl and crew – family, friends, and Eric’s dog Cooper – departed Pecan Grove Marina, bound for Carolina Beach. Several hours into the sail, and several miles offshore the area under the main mast failed. Read their story here.

The Pilings Of Town Dock Two | July 8, 2019

The pilings of Oriental’s town dock #2. When acquired, the dock’s pilings were sturdy but creosote covered. Vertical rub rails were added… they work and provide a distinctive look.

Everett Gene | July 7, 2019

Shrimp season brings a different collection of fishing vessels every weekend. At the Garland Fulcher docks is Everett Gene, a 56 ft wood trawler out of Sneads Ferry.

Oriental Drone View July 2019 | July 6, 2019

Drone Amelia reports that town is looking greeennnn.

Flags over Oriental harbor | July 5, 2019

More patriotism. Mostly. Fishing trawler Blackbeard flies Old Glory, plus Blackbeard’s flag for good measure.

Washington Crossing The Delaware | July 4, 2019

In 1776 George Washington (while crossing the Delaware) showed that one could combine nautical and patriotic pursuits. Happy 4th dear reader.

Rain On The Way | July 3, 2019
Turtles in the yard | July 3, 2019

Some days are slower than others. The turtles, and other Oriental wildlife, are out and about around town. Rabbits, foxes, and the occasional bear have made visits to the village. Click photo for the bigger pic and more.

Used to have money | July 1, 2019

Seen among the vendor tents during the Croaker Festival.

Parade Candy on Hodges | July 1, 2019

The competition for tossed candy is a key part of the Croakerfest Parade. Here, a candy chase on Hodges St.

Croakerfest 2019 Fireworks | June 30, 2019

From Saturday night’s Croaker Festival fireworks… a brief video view from on high. It’s just a short taste… a longer view coming with a future story. You don’t want TownDock crew working too hard on the Sunday after Croakerfest.

Gracelyn Jade Broce - Croaker Festival Parade | June 29, 2019

Miss Minnow contestant Gracelyn Jade Broce tossed candy from her float during today’s Croaker Festival parade. Here she readies her best throw technique. Click the photo for the bigger pic and more

Award Winning Ocean Themed Cake | June 29, 2019

Brave reader, this is an award winning ocean themed cake. Winning in Friday’s Baking Contest, 12 & under cake category, it’s a hand made vanilla cake, ocean themed… created and baked by Eden Homan.

Scenes From Croaker Festival Past | June 28, 2019

Scenes from Croaker Festival past. Above… the Miss Minnow contestants in 2018. Miss Minnow (and the Croaker Queen) pageants are tonight at 6p at the Oriental waterfront near Lou Mac Park.

Camp Graham Girl Scouts | June 27, 2019

Bow to Stern hosts Girl Scouts from Camp Graham in Henderson, NC this week. Mark Fields, instructor at Bow to Stern Sailing, talks sheets, line, and block. Click the photo for the bigger pic