Several years ago I published this paragraph:
"After incredible labor we succeeded, at length, in getting the long-boat over the side without material accident, and into this we crowded the whole of the crew and most of the passengers. This party made off immediately, and, after undergoing much suffering, finally arrived, in safety, at Ocracoke Inlet, on the third day after the wreck."
I am wondering if any of our readers can identify the source of this passage (without simply copying the text, and doing an internet search!!). Hint: it is fiction, and was written by a famous author in 1844.
I will publish the answer tomorrow.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Aleta, Ocracoke's
mailboat from 1944-1952, compliments of the Core Sound Museum. Click on
the following link for photos, text, and audio recordings about this
iconic vessel: http://www.coresound.com/saltwaterconnections/portlight/aleta/