St. John's Bay Rum and West Indian Lime Colognes


St. Johns Bay Rum has been part of this rich Caribbean tradition since 1946, and is proud to still use the same original formula and finest ingredients offered in the islands. Each bottle is hand woven with carefully selected palm fronds. The spicy, bracing, warm scent carries instantly brings to mind the magic of the islands.

SEAGLASS

Sterling silver and tumbled (or reclaimed) sea glass

Just Yesterday on the Outer Banks

Here's one to pick up...

This book celebrates the history of Carolina's Outer Banks with photos and text that highlight shipwrecks, lighthouses, beaches, erosion, fishermen, snow geese, Outer Banks ponies, and even picket fences. 

Celebrated author and historian David Stick's gentle prose accompanies photos by renowned photographer Bruce Roberts.

Wood - Sails - Dreams

A Film by John Stanton and Dan Driscoll - 56-minute DVD
Four years in the making, this is a feature length documentary film about the resurgence of wooden sailboats, the preservation of American marine history and the craft of building boats made from trees and powered by wind. Narrated by Wooden Boat Magazine founder and publisher Jon Wilson, the film takes audiences from the rag tag regattas of the 1970s to today’s wooden boat world, from Nantucket to Vineyard Haven, Bristol and Newport, RI, to the rocky coast of Maine, in search of the soul of wooden sailboats. The film has also been selected by the Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 6-11, 2014.

“WSD is a fascinating, gorgeously-shot examination of the quirky and marvelous world of wooden boats.”  — Nat Philbrick, National Book Award winner and former champion sailor.

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Welcome...

We thank you for two decades of patronage!! Since 1993 Scuttlebutt has been a legendary fixture on the Beaufort waterfront—headquarters for all things nautical. Southern Living described Scuttlebutt as “the place to find something unique to Beaufort.” We ship, offer gift certificates and gleefully accommodate special orders.
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Captain Rodney's All-Natural Glaze, Sauces & Salsa

Boucan Pepper Glaze
Peach BBQ Sauce
NEW!! 
For over twenty years, I criss-crossed the Caribbean in search of a pirate’s treasure. What I found instead were some of the most amazing flavours imaginable, and now I share them with the world. On my return to the States, I set out to combine these tastes into a collection of unique recipes that capture the true flavour of the islands. Authentic tastes of the Caribbean, made using my exacting all-natural recipes, in small, open-pot batches, to ensure the best quality. Only the finest will do for the Captain’s table, so I use pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup, locally grown fresh produce and the best spices and peppers of the Caribbean. Our very best, for your table, you have my word on it. - Capt. Rodney-Pirate, Retired

Jezebel Sauce
Mango Salsa
      Captain Rodney’s All-Natural Glazes are revolutionizing quick and easy cooking. They can be brushed on as a glaze for any game, fish, fowl, beans or vegetables. Straight out of the bottle, they make the perfect dipping sauce for chicken or shrimp, quick and easy to use, always ready to add just the right amount of sweet spice to any dish. These glazes are added after cooking or at the table, just brush it on chicken, pork or fish or use as a dipping sauce and you get full, rich flavor without the time and trouble of a traditional marinade. No marinating, no long waits, just easy, all-natural flavor.
  • Boucan Pepper Glaze is the perfect way to add flavor to any dish. Part of Capt. Rodney's Cheese Bake recipe. 
  • Temptation of Jezebel Sauce is sweet and tangy, made with tropical pineapples, sweet apples, cracked black pepper and a little horseradish. Great for glaze over meat or veggies or as an appetizer with cream cheese and crackers. 
  • Peach Barbeque Boucan Sauce stems from a centuries-long tradition used by Caribbean pirates to preserve wild boar for long sea voyages - resulting in a delicious meat called "Boucan" - thus boucan-eers. This sauce is a combination of wines, spices with a fresh peach twist for a barbeque sauce like no other. 
  • Mango Caribbean Salsa will add a taste of the islands to any dish.
Captain Rodney's Cheese Bake is awesome!!  RECIPE

Introducing BEE BY THE SEA - Natural Products

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       The incredible healing properties of Sea Buckthorn have been well known and documented in Eastern Europe and Asia for centuries but only recently has it been recognized in North America.
       Sea Buckthorn is known to combat dry skin, fade age spots and help prevent and treat wrinkles. The miracle fruit also aids in the healing skin.

Body Cream - Jar & Tube
Rejuvenate your skin with Bee By The Sea’s signature Body Cream. The light, non-greasy formula is naturally scented with 100% sweet almond oil and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. It can be used anywhere from head to toe! 

Body Wash 
Gentle, lathering Body Wash is a great alternative to regular soaps if you have dry or sensitive skin.

Face Cream 
Rich coconut oil and Shea butter face cream is infused with Sea Buckthorn oil to rejuvenate and perfect skin tone. It goes on smooth, smells fresh, and is non-greasy. Enjoyed by both men and women, a little goes a long way!

Beauty Soap
All-natural, cold pressed Sea Buckthorn and honey soap is the perfect solution for dry, irritated, or sensitive skin. Its long-lasting formula is ideal for the whole family including your pet!

Lip Balm 
Spearmint, Wildberry and Vanilla
The creamy, smooth and all-natural lip balm is great for dry, chapped lips. Made with organic ingredients, beeswax and Sea Buckthorn, this nourishing and hydrating lip balm is sure to keep your lips soft and smooth all day long. 
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     The fruit and plant oils are ideal for skin due to their high levels of the following nutrients: Omega 3s, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (the second highest natural source in the plant world), Beta Carotene and 18 amino acids, corticoids, tocopherols, flavenoids.
     Bee By The Sea’s natural skincare line is specifically formulated with Sea Buckthorn fruit, seed, and pulp oils in combination with honey, royal jelly, and other healthy ingredients to nourish your skin.

Plimsoll Tees

The Plimsoll Mark, established by Samuel Plimsoll in the 19th century, continues to provide safe passage for many a mariner today. The symbol found on all sea-going vessels provides a graphic illustration of just how much cargo a ship can load and still be balanced, and safe to sail.

From the 1830s, there had been public outcry about the number of souls who had been lost at sea, due to ships trying to carry as much cargo as possible from one port of call to another. A member of the British Parliament, Plimsoll identified these vessels as “coffin ships” in his 1873 book Our Seamen. Through his passionate speeches, Plimsoll gained the attention of the House of Commons, forcing laws that would protect sailors for years to come.

Despite global advances in technology, the Plimsoll Mark continues to be the line that keeps all things balanced at sea – a visual reminder of how important it is to measure our load and lighten when necessary. It’s simplistic at best, but it is a vital mark for all areas of life; a symbol that can easily translate to career, health or fitness.

“We all have a Plimsoll Line…a point where, for the sake of health, happiness and plain common sense, we should not attempt to shoulder more responsibility, however important, than we can intelligently handle.” –Author Unknown

New Release: Swansboro - The Friendly City by the Sea

Swansboro native Jack Dudley has published his 2nd Swansboro book - Swansboro: The Friendly City By the Sea. Jack had not planned a 2nd Swansboro book, but kept running across great photos while doing other research and still had 100s of slides he hadn't used in the first book.

This new book is full of original old photos culled from various sources, including The History Place, North Carolina Archives & History and Swansboro residents—many photos people living today have never seen. Extensive research, for the informative captions, will help readers know more about the people, places and what day-to-day life was like during Swansboro’s history.
Photo from a recent Swansboro 
Historical Association reception 
at historic Palo Alto Plantation
(Swansboro, NC History)

Though a book of historic Swansboro photos, the book also gives insight into early life along the coast of Onslow and Carteret Counties, villages that communicated and even courted by sea. 

What Dudley calls his “’last will and testament’ to Swansboro,” will be a fundraiser for the Swansboro Historical Association.

This and Swansboro – A Pictorial Tribute are lasting contributions to the community where Jack Dudley grew up. As in the first book, Jack's work was inspired by friend and Swansboro historian Tucker Littleton. 

The Workboats of Core Sound

The Workboats of Core Sound
Stories and Photographs of a Changing World
Written and photographed by Lawrence S. Earley

Along the wide waters of eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks, marshes, and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihoods as fishermen and to maintain connections with one another and with the rest of the world. As Lawrence S. Earley discovered, each workboat has stories to tell, of boatbuilders and fishermen, and of family members and past events associated with these boats. The rich history of these hand-built wooden fishing boats, the people who work them, and the communities they serve lies at the heart of Earley's evocative new book of essays, interviews, and photographs.


In conversations with the region's fishermen and boatbuilders, the author finds webs of decades-old social history and realizes that workboats are critical in maintaining a community's memories and its very sense of identity. Including nearly 100 of Earley's own striking duotones, this richly illustrated book brings to life the world of a fishing culture threatened by local and global forces.

"An important book, both a wonderful tribute to Down East fishing communities and a wrenching testament to the changes associated with forces far beyond a fisherman's control."
--Barbara Garrity-Blake, Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, N.C.

Lawrence S. Earley, former editor of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine, is a freelance writer and photographer living in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is author of Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest.

Deck Prisms and Fishing Floats

Deck prisms were used for centuries aboard sailing ships to provide a safe source of natural light below decks. Set into the decks catching the sunlight and filtering it through the diamond like inserts, prisms were used to refract light into the lower quarters of ships. These replicas make wonderful paperweights or nautical accents. A lighted base is available for the larger deck prism.

The glass floats or fishing floats were once used by fishermen to keep their nets afloat. Around 1840, Norway was the first country to start production and use of glass fishing floats. Japan started using the glass floats as early as 1910. By the 1940s, glass had replaced wood or cork throughout much of Europe, Russia and North American. These replica glass fishing floats are nice accents in coastal homes and cottages.



Gourmet Bounty - Blue Crab Bay Company

In 1984, a young woman named Pamela Barefoot had a dream — to move to Virginia’s isolated eastern shore and survive with her creativity. The rural coastal peninsula, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, offered a blank canvas for entrepreneurial opportunity, inspiring Pam to start her own business. Driving around the back roads in 1985, she envisioned items such as spice blends for clam and crab, two seafood species prevalent in the Chesapeake. The dream that started on a back road became a reality--jobs were created as products developed. Today the Blue Crab Bay line features outstanding award-winning products.  

Southern Living – "Bloody Mary mix and tins of snacks from Blue Crab Bay put all the others to shame.

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 of these award-winning treats...

Tide Clocks

5" TIDE - Dark Oak
6" TIDE - Beach Scene   
Dark Oak or Cherry
9" TIDE - Cherry
9"  TIME and TIDE - Cherry

Sea-related Soaps

Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap - Mineral rich salts naturally obtained from sea water are used in the bath because of their tonic action and softening effect on the skin. Wash with Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap for an invigorating and refreshing shower or lather up for a skin-healthy shave. 

Swedish Dream Seaweed Soap - Active marine algae extracted from select seaweed acts as a protective moisturizer and nutrient for the skin. The removal of dead surface cells allows the soap to prepare the skin to be moisturized while showering. This soap is a gentle clarifier, removing impurities, leaving the skin ultra fresh and clean.

Beaufort Mug

"Front Street Houses" Mug - $8.95 - Only at Scuttlebutt
Left to right: Nelson, Jule Duncan, Sloo, Morse, and Thomas-Humphrey Houses
 

The "FRONT STREET HOUSES" mug image is from “I’m Home,” a Beaufort waterfront painting by local artist Mary Warshaw. This image is also included as the title page of Warshaw’s book, Porchscapes –The Colors of Beaufort, North Carolina - Three Centuries of History Woven through Art and Words, also available at Scuttlebutt. 

Hand-painted Mini Sculptures and Magnets

Rebecca Duffy Bush's award-winning designs in free-standing small sculptures and magnets. Laser cut from steel, these will brighten up any space. 

Rust-resistant primer and a clear-coat sealant make these sculptures perfect for many different functional uses - photo holders, business card holders, jewelry stands, Christmas tree ornaments, toothbrush holders, or just for a splash of color.  

Each piece is individually hand painted and signed. Available as octopi, crabs, sea horses and mermaids.