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Before the U.S. Navy dredged the harbor in the late 1930s, two tidal streams or guts snaked out of the southeast side of Silver Lake. These guts effectively divided Ocracoke Village into two distinct regions. The Around Creek side of the village was the area north and northeast of the guts and the Down Point side was the area west and southwest of the guts.
If your device is not cell-enabled, you can still take the tour. Download the mp3 files here.
Around Creek Tour
Running time: 2:21 – Size: 1.7 MB
Down Point Tour
Running time: 2:26 – Size: 1.8 MB