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Lots of boats come to Oriental, some tie up at the Town Dock for a night or two, others drop anchor in the harbor for a while. If you've spent any time on the water you know that every boat has a story. The Shipping News on TownDock.net brings you the stories of the boats that have visited recently.

Nancy Ellen
Father's Workboat, A Son's Work Of Love
March 13, 2012
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As David Smith, Don Willis and another friend were casting off from the Town Dock, they delayed pulling in one last line. That one they used to pivot their boat around:

Fenders in ..
.. and the Nancy Ellen starts to pivot…
.. a little more.
An elegant profile.
The pivot completed.
The line pulled in and wrapped up as Nancy Ellen heads out of the Oriental Harbor.
The Nancy Ellen leaves Oriental.
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Posted Tuesday March 13, 2012 by Melinda Penkava


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