12 September 2018

going, going, . . ..

portsmouth, north carolina, is just across the inlet from ocracoke, accessible only by boat --- founded in 1761, it was the state's main seaport in the 18th and early 19th centuries, but was mostly abandoned by the 1970s --- this is the oldest house, ca. 1850, of the dozen or so left out there --- the hurricane braces around the perimeter are original --- elevation might be 5' above sea level so florence will be a real test --- many of the single-story wood-framed structures will surely fail

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