Friday, December 21, 2018

The Legend of Old Quork's Point #northcarolinapioneers #ncgeneaogy

The Legend of Old Quork's Point

Old Quork's Day"Old Quork" was the name of a man, a castaway who had washed on Ocracoke Island. He was the survivor of a shipwreck and afterwards elected to remain on the island among the courageous people who helped him to survive. The skin of "Old Quork" was a light gold color, seemingly of Arabian origin, and his native tongue pronounced his name in such a manner that it was said to mimic the croaker fish. But that was not all. "Old Quork" was known to possess strange and outlandish habits and mannerisms. He was a quick learner of the skills of the fisherman and soon owned his own boat. The boat was as old as the 94-year old fisherman who sold it to him. Quork could cast a net without attracting sharks. On the morning of February 6, 1788, one month after Christmas was celebrated in the village of . . . more . . .

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