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All items on this page are made or produced on the island or simply all about Ocracoke. Local authors are featured below. You can adjust the quantities for each item once they are in the Shopping cart.

Ocracoke Lapel/Hat Pin $2.95 Yaupon Tea 1/2oz.$7.95 instructions included
Pen with moving Ferry $1.00                   OPS pin                                        $1.00                      
Designed by local historian and artist, Philip Howard and Fiddler Dave from Molasses Creek, this pin is a great souvenir for anyone who loves Ocracoke or lighthouses. 1” oval. For years, residents along North Carolina's Outer Banks have been brewing tea from Yaupon leaves. It is the only native North American plant that contains caffeine, so it was highly prized. This bag of hand-harvested Yaupon Tea direct from Ocracoke can make about a dozen cups of brewed tea. Ball Point Pens that feature a Ferry that actually moves in and back out of the harbor. OPS Sticker Preserve Ocracoke 4" round UV Waterproof for outdoors
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Crocheted Dishcloth $4.95 Ferry Chock Ornament $5.95
Fig Cake Potholder $8.95 Finger Puppets $4.95
Hand crafted by our own Ocracoke residents! Handmade on Ocracoke Original art by Karen Rhodes on a useful potholder Cute finger puppets! Get one for every finger
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Ocracoke Lighthouse Coasterstone $4.95 Ocracoke Keychain $3.99 Cracker Quilt Pattern $2.95 Handmade Oyster Shell Santa Ornament $8.95
Coasterstone featuring the Ocracoke Lighthouse, Cork backing and absorbant, approx 4" in diameter Ocracoke Cracker Quilt Pattern, discovered to be of Colonial Times, during the documentation of quilts in North Carolina it was found only on Ocracoke Island.
2019 Original OPS Vintage Photo Calendar $14.95 OPS Notecards          $10.95 OPS License Plate      $14.95 $8.00                Hurry! Only 1 left!

 

Coasterstone Set 4 Preserve Ocracoke Lifering $16.95
Aluminum vanity tags for the fron of your automobile (certain states) with OPS logo and blue lagoon background. Made in Ocracoke Set of 4 Coasterstone Preserve Ocracoke
Christmas Postcard      pack of 10 $1.50! was $10! Ocracoke Cookbook (Orig) spiral $13.95 Ocracoke Island Recipes spiral $17.95 Cafe Atlantic Cook Book spiral $15.95 by Ruth Toth
20161110_122442 The Ladies at the United Methodist Church in Ocracoke, NC put all of their recipes together and created this cookbook. Each recipe is unique and very flavorful Traditional and contemporary recipes contributed by old timers, part timers, new timers and their friends, family and visitors. A collection of recipes used by Cafe Atlantic, a beloved little restaurant on Ocracoke Island, on the North Carolina's Outer Banks
Back Porch Cookbook paperback $19.95 by Debbie Wells
Little Sea Horse $7.95 by Pat Garber
Ocracoke The Pearl of the Outer Banks $22.95 Ocracoke Brogue paperback  $4.95
The Back Porch Restaurant is located on the southernmost tip of North Carolina's Outer Banks on Ocracoke Island. In this book, Debbie Wells shares the recipes that make the Back Porch one of the Outer Banks most popular restaurants. Little Sea Horse and the Story of the Ocracoke Ponies shares information about the ponies in the context of a charming story about an island girl, her pony, and her mysterious dream surrounding the ponies' origins. "Ocracoke" tells the island's story from the early days of Native Americans and European explorers to today's artists, musicians, fishermen and bicycle-riding tourists. Along the way, it shares the stories of Blackbeard the Pirate's bloody demise, German U-boat attacks off Ocracoke's coast, and the role of the iconic 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse. Here, too, are portraits of ferries full of visitors, a legendary herd of once-wild ponies, miles of nationally honored beaches, the charmingly unpaved Howard Street and the poignantly serene British Cemetery - along with the inside stories of what draws families back year after year, generation after generation. "Ocracoke" also presents a striking new proposal from Dr. Stephen Leatherman, the world-famous Dr. Beach, to enhance Ocracoke's reputation as a world-class walking village. "Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks" is a delightful look at what makes Ocracoke special - and likely always will. Written by Ellen Marie Fulcher and Agnes Wren discussing all about the dialect of the Ocracokers.
Gaskills spiral $45.00 Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks paperback $21.95 Ten Thousand Breakfasts paperback $18.00             Ocracoke Memories              oversized hardcover $47.00
Thomas Christopher Gaskill was the first Gaskill to arrive on Ocracoke Island with his family after the 1790 Census and before 1800 from Carteret County, North Carolina, which means they have been prominent on the island for about 210 years and have been involved and helped the Island get to where it is today.  As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie But Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks is more than a linguistic study. Based on extensive interviews with more than seventy Ocracoke residents of all ages and illustrated with captivating photographs by Ann Ehringhaus and Herman Lankford, the book offers valuable insight on what makes Ocracoke special. In short, by tracing the history of island speech, the authors succeed in opening a window on the history of the islanders themselves. Schilling-Estes present a fascinating account of the Ocracoke brogue. They trace its development, identify the elements of pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax that make it unique, and even provide a glossary and quiz to enhance the reader's knowledge of 'Ocracokisms.' In the process, they offer an intriguing look at the role language plays in a culture's efforts to define and maintain itself. Start with portions of memoir, photography, spiritual awareness, recipes, storytelling, and business notes. Add giant servings of pure nature, wilderness beach, island life, arts, humor, and lots of great people. Let these ingredients marinate in moonlight and bright island sun. Simmer together and sample the flavors emerging during thirty years at Oscar's House Bed and Breakfast on Ocracoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Author Ann Ehringhaus shares how personal and spiritual adventures enriched both her life and business in ways she never dreamed. Enjoy this engaging story of everyday awakenings, tasty reflections, and lots of unexpected moments!
        The Last Days of Black                Beard The Pirate              paperback $24.95 Howard Street Hauntings paperback $14.95 Digging up Uncle Evans paperback $14.95 Ocracoke in the Fifties paperback $19.95
When Black Beard arrived in North Carolina in 1718, he commanded one of the most powerful pirate fleets in history- 400 men aboard four ships, including his prized, cannon-studded flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge. But in a stunning reversal of fortunes, everything suddenly went wrong. Six months later, when Black Beard was cornered and killed at Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, he was in the company of just 20 men and the only treasure found in his possession was some sugar, cocoa, cotton and a mysterious letter. What happened during Black Beard's last days that precipitated his demise? Who, truly, was Edward Teach, aka Black Beard, and from whence did he come? What was his true name? And what happened to his treasure? For more than 35 years, researcher, author and filmmaker, Kevin Duffus has followed the wake of the pirate captain's journey through history. Along the way, Duffus observed that many historical accounts describing the pirate's last days-the six months following the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge at Beaufort Inlet-were inaccurate, insufficiently researched, and, as it turned out, not nearly as interesting as the truth. Within these pages you will encounter legendary island characters, including Old Diver, the unfortunate seafarer whose ghost prowls graveyards on British Cemetery Rd, Mad Mag, a long dead Ocracoke housewife whose particular ways continue to frighten islanders, and the green ghost who haunts Howard Street in the half light of a dying day. Ocracoke Island is a magical place. For more than three hundred years, pirates, sailors, ship captains, castaways, renegades, and assorted other eccentrics have called. Be prepared to meet the elusive ghost who prowls the halls of one of Ocracoke's vintage hotels. Delve into the history of North Carolina's oldest operating lighthouse. Trace the dynamic natural forces that continue to shape the village and the island. Explore traditional stories of spectral visitors, tokens of death, and murders of passion. Follow the development of the island's earliest schools. Relive the fearsome 1837 wreck of the elegant steamboat Home. Read about a young islander's astonishing dream of death. All these tales and more come alive in Digging up Uncle Evans, stories based on Philip's popular Down Point Ghost & History Walk. Ocracoke home. In this volume you will encounter compelling island history, eerie ghost stories, intriguing maritime legends, and gripping local tales, all collected and told by Philip Howard, eighth generation descendant of William Howard, Blackbeard's quartermaster and last colonial owner of Ocracoke Island. First and foremost, it is a tribute to one of Dare’s favorite places. It is also a time capsule of a unique island culture just past the midpoint of the twentieth century. And surprisingly, it is a testament to the timelessness of Ocracoke—which would please Dare immensely. Ocracoke has seen its share of changes, to be sure, but readers will have no trouble recognizing the durable little island off the North Carolina coast.
Wild Pony Island paperback $19.95 Story of Ocracoke Island paperback $13.95         A Blessed Life            paperback $15.95         The Original Ocracoke                  CookBook               paperback $6.99
When Rick Landon and his family moved from a crowded big-city tenement district to a remote island off the North Carolina coast, he found himself in a strange new world. The tiny village of Ocracoke was different from anything Rick had known, and at first he hated it. Then slowly he began to change his mind as he got to know the friendly young people there. The seasons of the year raced by, filled with new experiences---learning about the many sea birds that made the island their home, fishing and hunting, exploring the beaches in all kinds of weather, battling wild winds that swept the tiny island from time to time---but most fascinating of all was studying the ways of the wild ponies that roamed the island, and, as a member of the mounted Boy Scout troop, breaking and riding the beautiful palomino colt, Dandelion.  This is a timeless collection of stories and illustrations of Ocracoke through the years.  If you've ever chatted with Della in person, what you'll notice about her book is that she writes just like she talks. Her voice is rich with all the cadences of the Ocracoke Brogue, and it rings through the pages as you read. Interspersed with a plentiful helping of old photos, A Blessed Life offers today's Ocracoke resident or visitor a glimpse into the past before ferries, paved roads, and a tourist-based economy.
          Images of America                        Ocracoke                   paperback $21.99  Ocracoke by Carl Goerch paperback $12.95               Ocracoke Eats!          spiral $15.00           Ocracoke Lighthouse                 and The Old Salts            hardcover $21.00 
Brand new book by a local elementary school teacher, Jeanie Owens. A great Ocracoke Primer Support Ocracoke School! Great recipes! Compilation of two fantastic books by Ellen Fulcher Cloud with a forward by Ray McAllister. Signed copy signed by Ellen's daughters and Ray McAllister. Hardcover.