Chicamacomico transports us back to an earlier time on the Outer Banks, when folks on these isolated islands lived by their wits and determination. Without conveniences we take for granted today, they relied on sailing ships to bring supplies and deliver mail. Families often kept a horse and cart for transportation over long distances on sand paths, but travel within the village was usually on foot. Life saving teams trained constantly, ready to rescue passengers and crew from the frequent shipwrecks off the coast. In a place dominated by weather-by turns sublime and fierce-island culture was defined by simplicity, courage, and self-sufficiency. Funny, poignant, and exciting, these stories offer a look back at an amazing place and a way of life long gone.