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    Thinking about going fora weekend......experiences anyone?
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    ProShooter wrote:
    Thinking about going fora weekend......experiences anyone?
    No I haven't ...but let me know how it goes. I've never been and we are thinking about taking the sailboat over one weekend.

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    I hope to be able to squeeze a weekend in between all of this training classes and business trips on my calendar. I'll let you know what happens...
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    Jeeze, I would be careful.

    Those folks are closeknit. If you piss them off, you might be crab bait.

    I would definitely check into it further. There are very few permanent residents. I would bet that gun ownership on the island is about 100%.

    Tangier has always gone their own way, and I would get a personal opinion from an Islander before walking in there oc'ing.

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    I don't know about the OC question, but I've been there a number of times for a day trip. It's a very, very small community, where quite literally, everyone knows everyone else.

    If you do go, be sure to arrange for a meal at Mrs. Crockett's restaurant. The schedule probably revolves around the arrival of the tour boat from the mainland. It's "family style", they will seat you at a large table with others, and bring out the meats, and the veggies and rolls are on the table.

    It's one of only two places in the world where I will eat a crab cake.


    If you do spend a day or two there, I'd be interested to hear how it goes... there really doesn't seem to be anything to do after you walk around the island a couple times.

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    TFred wrote:
    ...there really doesn't seem to be anything to do after you walk around the island a couple times.

    That's exactly why I want to go.

    I used to work with a Crockett. He was from there. He told me some stories and I've always wanted to visit.

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    ProShooter wrote:
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    ...there really doesn't seem to be anything to do after you walk around the island a couple times.
    That's exactly why I want to go.

    I used to work with a Crockett. He was from there. He told me some stories and I've always wanted to visit.
    Parks, Crockett and Pruitt probably name the majority of the island.

    If you're looking for a quiet get-away, there is probably nothing better anywhere nearby.

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    I've been there many times and know folks that are from there. I can't think of a single reason to OC there. You are more safe there than Obama is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a daily basis. If you must, (and have a permit) go ahead and CC. When you do go, make sure you take one of the boats that leaves from a VIRGINIA port; not MARYLAND.

    The biggest reason NOT to OC there is you REALLY don't want to annoy the locals. They make the set of Deliverance seem like Downtown Norfolk during Harborfest.

    The people there are quite friendly to tourists because they rely heavily on tourist spending, but you don't want to do anything to "get under their skin". They still speak Elizabethan English (Yes, they really do sound like the Jamestown Settlers that left them there in 1610).

    Your best bet is to smile and wave, spend your money, compliment them on their food and hospitality and then go home.

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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    ......I can't think of a single reason to OC there. You are more safe there than Obama is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a daily basis.
    Since when does one need a reason to carry?

    and I'll take my gun becausecrazy people and criminals areeverywhere, even where Obama is expected to be at his safest place- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...rifle-delivery
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    Excellent back-channel/ wildlife reserve on the east side. Last time through (10 years) it had about 6 ft of water.

    http://www.tangierisland-va.com/



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    Wow, the memories! My wife and I sailed there back in the late '80's, stayed on our boat, but ate at Mrs. Crockett's. Went back about 10 years ago, by ferry this time, and ate at Mrs. Crockett's! So she's still in business, huh?! I remember all the fried foods, loads of fresh rolls and butter, huge plates of omelets, plenty of refills on coffee or sweet tea.....

    If I were to return (I'm getting hungry already) I would CC. Sure its legal to OC there, but the island is so small and close-knit, that even when you are walking on the public "roads" (bike trails, really) it is like walking on paths through someone's back yard. I wouldn't walk through my neighbors' backyards OC'ing unless they said OK. If you want to try it, fine, but Mrs. Crockett may take some time out to hit you upside the head with one of her frying pans!

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    Dutch Uncle wrote:
    Wow, the memories! My wife and I sailed there back in the late '80's, stayed on our boat, but ate at Mrs. Crockett's. Went back about 10 years ago, by ferry this time, and ate at Mrs. Crockett's! So she's still in business, huh?! I remember all the fried foods, loads of fresh rolls and butter, huge plates of omelets, plenty of refills on coffee or sweet tea.....

    If I were to return (I'm getting hungry already) I would CC. Sure its legal to OC there, but the island is so small and close-knit, that even when you are walking on the public "roads" (bike trails, really) it is like walking on paths through someone's back yard. I wouldn't walk through my neighbors' backyards OC'ing unless they said OK. If you want to try it, fine, but Mrs. Crockett may take some time out to hit you upside the head with one of her frying pans!
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    A while back one of the local papers on the Eastern Shore had an article about the island and its people. IIRC the Police Chief doesn't carry a gun and only handles small problems. The Accomack Co. Sheriff or VSP has to send someone over for any thing big. I would cc not oc Tangier is a close nit small community, think Maybery.
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    Let's rename it "Mayberry on the Bay".... or to be more Elizabethan, "Maybury-upon-Chesapeake".

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    i worked on the island for 3 years and the only people I ever saw carry a gun was the marine police..... The local police don't even carry.... So leave it in the car or at home... The people are very sweet and I really think your asking to be put off the island... so go over and enjoy the the island for the day...:quirky

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    Goldie Glock wrote:
    i worked on the island for 3 years and the only people I ever saw carry a gun was the marine police..... The local police don't even carry.... So leave it in the car or at home... The people are very sweet and I really think your asking to be put off the island... so go over and enjoy the the island for the day...:quirky
    asking to be put off the island? wow, that bad?

    Guess I'll just CC
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    in a very small boat with out a paddle...

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    Goldie Glock wrote:
    in a very small boat with out a paddle...
    That won't be my first time!
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    ummmm... Tangier Sound or Chesapeake Bay;

    no paddle, small boat = very bad idea

    (unless you're in a sailboat...)


    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
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    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    ummmm... Tangier Sound or Chesapeake Bay;

    no paddle, small boat = very bad idea

    (unless you're in a sailboat...)

    If some of the guys I know from Tangier set you out it might have holes in it too.
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    Wolf_shadow wrote:
    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    ummmm... Tangier Sound or Chesapeake Bay;

    no paddle, small boat = very bad idea

    (unless you're in a sailboat...)

    If some of the guys I know from Tangier set you out it might have holes in it too.


    Yep! The ones I know are very colorful people.

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    Wolf_shadow wrote:
    MSC 45ACP wrote:
    ummmm... Tangier Sound or Chesapeake Bay;

    no paddle, small boat = very bad idea

    (unless you're in a sailboat...)

    If some of the guys I know from Tangier set you out it might have holes in it too.
    Holes? It would have so many worms in residence you could open up a nautical zoo!
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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