Day At The Docks

Today was The Hatteras village "Day at the Docks",which is an annual festival celebrating the Hatteras Island working watermen and their heritage.

The day began with doves released to honor those watermen who have passed on, and to celebrate those who still work on the waters surrounding the outer banks. There are lots of events taking place during the day for adults as well as kids. Music is performed, a chowder "cook off" is held, and a kids fishing tournament are among some of the events that take place. This year there were around 120 kids entered in the tournament. The day is ended with a work boat processional followed by a blessing of the fleet. It’s a special day for those of us who spend our lives on the ocean and take pride in the heritage and tradition of North Carolina watermen. Enjoy the pictures!

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