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Speaking of Sambo and his son Omie Tillet, and his brother Toby who fished and ran the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Toby had another job...

 

Before the recently replaced Bonner Bridge crossed Oregon Inlet in 1963 to reach Hatteras Island, there was Toby Tillet's ferry from 1924 until 1956. He died in '58. He began by towing a barge behind his fishing boat. Then he built a ferry.

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"Toby Tillett's ferry, with Tillett standing on the right near the pilot house.(Photo courtesy of Margaret Tillett Daniels)"

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 "The paved road to the ferry ended in Nags Head, and people followed tracks in the sand [10 miles] down to the inlet. Tillett ran the ferry to the shore and let down a wooden ramp. In some ways, it was harder to load the ferry than to navigate the 30-minute trip to the other side, Daniels said.

One of Tillett's most frequent customers was the bus from Manteo to Hatteras Village [63 miles]. Run by Stockton and Anderson Midgett, the bus carried passengers and mail to the island, said Stockton's son, Theodore Stockton Midgett Jr. The brothers let the air out of the tires and followed the harder sand near the breakers.

"He was 13 years old when he started driving the bus," Midgett said of his father. "He sat on a Sears Roebuck catalog to see over the steering wheel."

Fwiw, the shorter old Bonner bridge and the new one. Maybe you've seen them on Wicked Tuna.

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1 hour ago, Eric said:

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In high school my buddy had an old Model T.  Old decrepit and still running.  It was the most fun I have ever had in a car including all the muscle cars I have driven/had.

Nothing could stop it.

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1 hour ago, Eric said:

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Nuclear bomb tests got so commonplace, after a while no one cared.

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To drive from Hatteras Village to Ocracoke Island required taking another private ferry to cross Hatteras Inlet.

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"photo of the mail truck disembarking from Frazier Peele’s private Hatteras Inlet ferry about 1953:"

www.villagecraftsmen.com/hatteras-inlet-ferries/

"Capt. Frazier Peele of Hatteras has established an automobile ferry which crosses to Ocracoke Island on regular schedule about three times a day, and which goes at other times on call for an additional fee. The normal fee is $5 per car; the special trips cost $7. He has built a good new boat for this work, but soon it will be outgrown. The venture of Captain Peele has demonstrated its need. In this day and time the cost of a round trip to Ocracoke Island is exorbitant, when we consider that in addition to ferry fare, the motorist must travel some 16 miles of bare sands whereby the skimpy mileage made on a gallon of gas subjects him to paying three times the normal gas tax, plus much additional wear and tear on his car.

“The State can now come to the rescue of Ocracoke Island people at little expense by contracting with Capt. Peele and operating this ferry free of cost to the traveler..."

 

 

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On 4/22/2020 at 4:15 PM, janice6 said:

In high school my buddy had an old Model T.  Old decrepit and still running.  It was the most fun I have ever had in a car including all the muscle cars I have driven/had.

Nothing could stop it.

The most fun I ever had in a car had nothing to do with the make nor model of the car!!  hahaha

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Fred Duesenberg before his ill-fated drive over Pennsylvania’s Ligonier pass in July, was behind the wheel of this supercharged 1932 LaGrande dual cowl phaeton, J-261, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It may have been the first supercharged model produced and features the rare Monel eight-port exhaust 🤔
 

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3 hours ago, pipedreams said:

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Good memories live forever.

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Simone Segouin, “Nicole Minet” French resistance fighter. She led Resistance to capture German troops, set traps, sabotaged German equipment. As the war dragged on, her deeds escalated to derailing trains, blocking roads and blowing up bridges, helping to create a path for allied forces to retake France from inside. Awarded the Croix de Guerre and promoted to Lieutenant she was present at the liberation of Paris, 1944. After the war she became a pediatric nurse and will turn 95, October, 2020.

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On 1/10/2020 at 7:56 PM, Eric said:

It’s a Ford 427 SOHC ‘Cammer’. It was Ford’s answer to the 426 Hemi.  

I believe an aluminum block version of  this is the one that won Le Mans.

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1 hour ago, pipedreams said:

Simone Segouin, “Nicole Minet” French resistance fighter. She led Resistance to capture German troops, set traps, sabotaged German equipment. As the war dragged on, her deeds escalated to derailing trains, blocking roads and blowing up bridges, helping to create a path for allied forces to retake France from inside. Awarded the Croix de Guerre and promoted to Lieutenant she was present at the liberation of Paris, 1944. After the war she became a pediatric nurse and will turn 95, October, 2020.

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Que Dieu la bénisse. God Bless her. tom. :599c64b15e0f8_thumbsup:

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