Keeper James to present new program at Hatteras Waterfowl Festival

Published 7:01 am Thursday, February 23, 2023

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James D. “Keeper James” Charlet will present a new program at the upcoming Hatteras Waterfowl Festival, set for Saturday, February 25 at the Hatteras Civic Center in Hatteras village.

The Keeper James presentation will be held on the main stage at 3 p.m. It will not only be the first time this program has been presented, but it will also be specifically for this event. He and “Miz Linda” will be at a table all day starting at 10 a.m. with his new book. They will be engaging guests and photo ops are encouraged.

Saturday’s program will be based on one story from the 24 chapters in Charlet’s best-selling book, Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: Dramatic Rescues and Fantastic Wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Globe Pequot Press. “It is being sold by major booksellers in America, also in Europe, Japan, Australia and others,” noted a press release from Keeper James Presentations. “It has been seen in the Antarctica and Scotland. But it all started right here on Hatteras Island!”

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The presentation will consist of narratives combined with readings directly from the book, which will be available for purchase, including personalization. Unique, custom mini-bookmarks will be issued with each book sale.

Saturday is a full day of events, starting at 10 a.m. with demonstrations and creative offerings from local vendors. All events are free and open to the public.

Keeper James Presentations TM is a series of live programs presented by local historians, historic interpreters and performers Keeper James Charlet and Linda Molloy. Each program about the U.S. Life-Saving Service consists of Outer Banks stories of “America’s forgotten heroes.” For more information, go to