Our Next Meeting is

to be held at

Ocracoke Island


Friday Night, March 23
Ocracoke Community Center

Registration 7:00 pm
Meeting 7:30 pm
Business Meeting
Speaker: Frank Frum, Caretaker of Portsmouth Village

Saturday Morning, March 24
Field Trip to Portsmouth Island
subject to weather conditions

Meet at the Park Service dock near the ferry landing at 8:30
Estimated fee $20 per person - payable at the boat, includes a 1-hour walking tour of Portsmouth Village.
Final arrangements announced at Friday night meeting

Saturday Night, March 24
Ocracoke Community Center

6:00 pm - Chili dinner - Ocracoke Community Center
(provided by Susan & Alex Rotman) - everyone is invited!

Registration 7:00 pm
Meeting 7:30 pm
Program: “SIAM: The Wolfes in Thailand, 2016 ”
Speakers: Doug and Nancy Wolfe




Refreshment donations are welcomed at the meetings. For suggestions contact Susan Ross, or just show up with something!


Ferry Reservations for Ocracoke via Cedar Island

When using the Cedar Island or Swan Quarter ferries it is highly recommended that ferry reservations be made in advance, especially for the return trip on Sunday. Separate reservations are required in each direction. Ferry charge is still $15 each way which must be paid at the time the reservation is made. Crossing time is about 2.25 hours.

Ferry Service to Ocracoke Island: 1-800-293-3779
or online at: ______ _______ https://ferry.ncdot.gov/

Cedar Island to Ocracoke:

Departures from Cedar Island: 7:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m.

Departures from Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Ferry (free) Service from Hatteras to Ocracoke (NC12)

The Hatteras Inlet Ferry makes crossings on the hour (5 a.m. to midnight-except 7 & 10 pm) from the Hatteras side and on the half hour (4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m except 8:30 & 11:30pm) from the Ocracoke side. Crossing time 1 hour.

Places to Stay on Ocracoke:


The Pony Island Inn (Recommended)
NC 12 near the Community Center
Ocracoke, NC
(866) 928-4411 (toll free)

2 Dbl. with refrigerator (officeside)
1Qn. with kitchen (poolside)
2 Dbl. with kitchen (poolside)
2 Qn. with kitchen (poolside)
Ask for the NC Shell Club rate

Call Early!

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Other Places to Stay:

Anchorage Inn & Marina
NC 12 on the Harbor

Blackbeard's Lodge
111 Back Road
800-892-5314 (toll free)

The Silver Lake Inn & Motel
NC 12

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Getting Around Ocracoke

All venues and the recommended lodging(P) are along NC 12.  Friday night those who want to meet for dinner will decide on a dinner location (Possibly Howard's Pub (H), or Pony Island Restaurant (P).)  Saturday morning the shell trip leaves from the Park Service dock(D) near the ferry landing.  Saturday and Saturday nights we have our meetings at the Ocracoke Community Center (C) and the Rotman's 6 pm Chili Dinner.

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Be sure to plan to join Susan and Alex Rotman for the Chili Dinner they will be providing to club members at the Ocracoke Community Center on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. Restaurants are not widely open on Ocracoke this time of year and a good hot meal will be greatly appreciated by all. Thanks Susan and Alex!