Hope there aren't any outstanding warrants for William Howard...or decendents of...
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--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:
*Arrrr...it be in me blood!
--- In backbayastro@..., "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:
It's in my blood. (see the original post)
--- In backbayastro@..., "Jim Tallman" <jctallman@> wrote:
Why will there be a pirate observing with you Nick?
From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On
Behalf Of nranderson_deepskyobserver
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:24 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: Ocracoke Island
Noted: bring bug spray and reapply frequently. But do bugs really want
pirate's blood though?
--- In backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
, Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@> wrote:
I'm going with family for several days to Ocracoke Island, a remote area in
you may be doing some serious bug feeding.
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@>
To: backbayastro@... <mailto:backbayastro%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:50 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Ocracoke Island
As I will be back in the area for two weeks before fall semester starts,
the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I will have my telescope with me and I'm
planning to do some serious astronomy (hopefully the weather will
cooperate). According to a light pollution map, the area is in a gray zone
(Bortle class 2), which would be even darker than my rural observing site in
Bland County! Has anyone here observed at Ocracoke Island before? Know of a
specific place to observe on the island?
because part of my lineage traces back to there. Ocracoke Island was a
This will be my first time ever visiting the island, which is interesting
favorite anchorage of the notorious pirate, Blackbeard, and was also the
location of his death. Through one of my great-grandparents, It is quite
probable that I am actually related to one of Blackbeard's subordinates,
William Howard. I don't know too much about my family's history there, but
I'm sure I'll learn a lot more while I'm there.