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hatteras village day at the docks sept. 20

The history and culture of Hatteras Island comes to life every year with the Day at the Docks celebration at Hatteras Village! It’s actually a three-day extravaganza that begins on Thursday, September 18th. Writing in the Island Free Press, Irene Nolan gives a great overview of what it’s all about.

Fishermen hauling in a net at Day at the Docks.

Fishermen hauling in a net at Day at the Docks.

“The annual Day at the Docks, a celebration of Hatteras Island watermen, will start with a roundtable discussion on Thursday evening, Sept. 18, and conclude with events from early morning into the evening on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Hatteras village.

Day at the Docks was started to celebrate the “Spirit of Hatteras” when the village recovered from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 as an intact community, anchored by the commercial and charter fishermen. The celebration, which now features events over three days, is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and the living traditions of the island’s watermen.”

Read the rest of the story and see the schedule for all three days HERE.

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