By '77 we had upgraded to a mini-motorhome. The oldest sisters were starting to move on, so we felt like we were living like kings, with more space and fewer bodies. Here we are at home-away-from-home Cape Point campground.
Dad bought a new beach buggy, a brand new Dodge Power Wagon.
Does anyone know what wreck this is?
Apparently we had one of our German shepherds with us on this trip. I believe it would have been Kiki. She was a real sweetheart.
This looks to be the bridge to nowhere. Look how much of it is still intact in 1977! I would love to see some more detailed pics of it from that era.
Great pics! I'm embarassed at how many times i've passed that bridge & never given it a whole lot of thought. We went canoeing there too & it didn't occur to me to get any pics of it. Time for another trip!!!!!!!!! :smiley16:
Very cool! Keep them coming!
very coolpics again Bluejay!i think that wreck may be the altoona (cape hatteraspoint, 1878), which apparently is no longer visible (washed away).check google images for altoona shipwreck - your pics are very much the same, but yours are better.and here's a brief story[url]www.outerbanksguidebook.com/folklore2.htm[/url] scroll down to altoona
Yep, that's the Altoona, thanks! Looks like it wasn't there much longer. Thanks for the link, I could spend a lot of time on that site!
Sorry to jump in here, but all the documentation I have and have seen on the Altoona says that it is not "washed away", but it actually sits inland of The Point in an area known as Mocassin Alley (for a reason). You can get there, but be careful.
Kevin Duffus' book "Shipwrecks of the OUter Banks" has the GPS coordinates. If I think about it I'll come back on and post them.
Thanks for sharing these pictures as they bring back a lot of memories!
I really enjoy your nostalgic memories and pictures. Please continue to share them with us as you go through your stash.
Not a vintage shot, but here's a pic I took of the Bridge To Nowhere when I was on the aerotour. Yup, there's a lot less of it there now!
Not a vintage shot, but here's a pic I took of the Bridge To Nowhere when I was on the aerotour. Yup, there's a lot less of it there now![/QUOTEI believe that's an access to one of many old Duck Clubs over to the sound...All that land was donated to the National Parks System from mostly large hunting clubs....I also remember folks trudging over to the no longer used old telephone poles and removing the glass insulators as they are apparently highly collectable and make unique "shot" glasses, or so I'm told :smiley40:.. Nice photo !!...IM:fish:
It's actually Highway 12, before it was Highway 12. Corky Pentz of Ocracoke told me his grandfather first arrived on the islands driving a Ford Model A across that bridge.
Here it is at water level, 2006.
It's actually Highway 12, before it was Highway 12. Corky Pentz of Ocracoke told me his grandfather first arrived on the islands driving a Ford Model A across that bridge. Here it is at water level, 2006.
BLueJay does that 2008 Fishing Riots have anything to do with plovers ??