Our Next Meeting is

to be held at

Ocracoke Island

March 24-25


Friday Night, March 24
Ocracoke Community Center

6:30pm -- Registration and Social, Silent Auction
7:00pm -- Greetings, Introductions, Announcements,
_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ Door Prizes

7:15pm ---Stories about Everett Long
8:00pm - -Old
Business and New Business

8:30pm ---Field Trip Announcements and Waiver Completion
8:40pm ---Silent Auction - Long Memorial Auction
9:pm ------Auction Ends, Check out, Clean up


Saturday Morning, March 25
Field Trip to Portsmouth Island
subject to weather conditions

Meet at the Park Service dock near the ferry landing at 8:00 (Departure time will be confirmed at the meeting Friday night!)
Fee is $20 per person - payable at the boat. First come, first served. Two boats will go.
Final arrangements announced at Friday night meeting

Optional: Hatteras / Ocracoke shelling, museums, shopping.

Saturday Night, March 25
Ocracoke Community Center

6:30pm `````Registration and Social, Find of the Day Set-up
7:00pm `````Greetings, Introductions
7:05pm `````Oral Auction - Treasures of the Long Collection
8:15pm````` Find of the Day Announcement
9:15pm````` Auction Ends, Check out, Clean up


Refreshment donations are welcomed at the meetings. For suggestions contact Diana Yeames, 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: _

Cedar Island to Ocracoke:

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

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

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

The Hatteras Inlet Ferry makes crossings on the hour (5 a.m. to 6pm, then 7:30 pm, 9pm, 10, midnight) from the Hatteras side and on the half hour (4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, 6:15 pm, 7:30,8:45, 10:30, midnight) 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

Good news---the Pony will give all members a 20% discount on your rooms for this meeting. You can
make reservations now by calling 252 928 4411 or
You must tell them you are with the NC Shell Club to get the discount.

Prices in the poolside building are: downstairs rooms (either 1 queen or 2 doubles) $110.00/night. Upstairs rooms (2queen beds) are $120.00/night. Prices are usually a little cheaper for the officeside rooms. There are no elevators.

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)

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