First published in 1956, this popular classic tells the story of the small island of Ocracoke, certainly one of the loveliest pearls on the Outer Banks. Rich in history and legend, Ocracoke is a storyteller's dream. Goerch captures Ocracoke as it was more than fifty years ago, preserving it for the reader and vacationer of today. Many things have changed since his extended visits to the island, but many remain the same. The simple lifestyle, the spirit of the hardy islanders, the legends of pirates, storms, and shipwrecks, the charm and beauty of the unspoiled beaches.