Compiled by Ellen Cloud

Located here are the graves of two seamen who died either aboard ship or at the Marine Hospital located on the Island. There may be other unmarked graves at this location. This cemetery is located on what was then property of the Collector of Customs for Ocracoke Inlet. It is located across the creek from the U.S. Life Saving Station. I find it fascinating that the families of these two men managed to have tombs sent to and erected on Portsmouth Island where most graves were marked with ballast stone or wooden markers in 1810 and 1821.

GREEN, Capt. Thomas W. of Providence, R. I. in his 32nd year d. 1-17-1810

HILZEY, Capt. William, d. 10-4-1821 , age 36 years 2 mo. 27 days