Portsmouth Homecoming: April 19, 2008
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, N.C. --Cape Lookout National Seashore and The Friends of Portsmouth Island announce the celebration of Portsmouth Homecoming on April 19, 2008.
The special homecoming event will be the U.S. Coast Guard reenactment of the historic life-saving drill at the restored Portsmouth U.S. Life-Saving Station. There also will be the traditional homecoming program, storytelling, hymn singing in the PortsmouthMethodistChurch, and a special stamp cancellation. Most of the buildings will be open to the public. Bring food and drink to share (or not) for “dinner on the grounds.”
Passenger ferries from Ocracoke begin at 7:30 a.m. The Homecoming Program begins at 10:30 a.m. The historic drill begins at 12:30 p.m. Ferries will begin returning to Ocracoke at 2:00 p.m. Bring your own boat or contact Rudy Austin (252.928.4361) for ferry reservations.
In case of inclement weather, Portsmouth Homecoming will be held at the Assembly of God Church on Ocracoke beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by “dinner on the grounds.”
For more information, contact: Richard Meissner (252.728.2250 ext. 3008) at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
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