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hatteras day at the docks: heritage + history

Hatteras Village is one of the oldest settled towns of the Outer Banks. Throughout its history, Hatteras watermen have turned to the sea and sound for sustenance and a livelihood and the annual Day at the Docks is an amazing celebration of that culture. The weather didn’t cooperate this year, but as Irene Nolan over at the Island Free Press notes, the Saturday festivities were still great.

 

Blessing of the Fleet with a wreathe to commemorate the watermen who have passed away. Photo, Donny Bowers.

Blessing of the Fleet with a wreath to commemorate the watermen who have passed away. Photo, Donny Bowers.

“Hatteras Island’s watermen are known for their hardiness and their perseverance.  They go to sea to catch fish in all kinds of weather — hot or cold, windy or calm, rain or shine.

And so it seemed rather appropriate that this year, after several years of fair weather, the planners of Day at the Docks, the annual celebration of Hatteras watermen — and the visitors to that event — had to battle the elements on Saturday, Sept. 20.”

 

To read the rest of the article on the Island Free Press, click HERE.

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