on the wide shores of the Neuse River, not far from Pamlico Sound,
Oriental was originally discovered by one Louis B. Midyette in
the 1870s. Legend says that
"Uncle Lou", as he was known, anchored his sailboat in the
protected waters of Oriental, at the mouth of Smith Creek, to escape
a gale. He was sailing from New Bern back to his home in Dare County
where he was a farmer and a fisherman. Storytellers claim that the next
morning Lou went ashore and climbed a tree. He was captured by the beautiful
landscape and all of the waterfront created by the many creeks. He returned
home to persuade others to join his family in moving to the area.
- text from The Town Of Oriental
Where To Stay
Lodging and meals are not included in the course fees.
For places to stay in Oriental check bethfrazer.com/rentals, or call 252-249-1001.
And a few
- The "unofficial"
guide to most everything happening around Oriental TownDock.net
- US Sailing
certifies our Sailing School Courses ussailing.org
- US Powerboating
certifies our Safe Powerboat Handling Courses uspowerboating.com
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