The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of March 3 include the following:
- On the morning of March 1, U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet responded to a grounded fishing vessel, located between Oregon Inlet and ORV Ramp 4 off of Bodie Island. The crew of the 72-foot scallop boat were safely removed by an air crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. Until the vessel is towed away, it can be easily spotted from the beach, the Basnight Bridge, and N.C. Highway 12 near the Oregon Inlet Campground and Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
- Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) completed the installation of underground cable along Pole Road yesterday. The installation of the cable was part of a project to improve the reliability of electric service to Ocracoke Island. Work is now underway to terminate and prepare the cable for splicing. If all goes as planned, the overhead power line and poles will be removed at the end of the month.
- The Seashore will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at a special event this December 16, 2020. More details to follow.
- Beach visitors are encouraged to sign up for beach safety text messages by texting “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890. Visit Love the Beach, Respect the Ocean for important beach and ocean safety information.
- For current beach access information, go to: http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.
Community Discussion – Hatteras Island
- Date: March 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Location: Fessenden Center Annex, 47017 Buxton Back Road, Buxton
- Description: Superintendent Hallac invites the public to visit with staff and watch a presentation on visitation patterns and park activities during the past season.