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  Cape Hatteras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cape Hatteras is a cape on the coast of North Carolina.
The first lighthouse at the cape was built in 1803; it was replaced by the current Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1870, which at 193 ft is the tallest in the United States.
Cape Hatteras is also infamous for being constantly struck by hurricanes that move up the East Coast of the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Hatteras   (409 words)

 Cape Hatteras: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hatteras island is an island in the atlantic ocean that runs parallel to the coast of north carolina, forming a bend at cape hatteras....
Cape henry is a cape on the atlantic oceanatlantic shore of virginia....
Cape henlopen is the southern cape of the delaware bay along the atlantic coast of the united states....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cape_hatteras.htm   (805 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is probably the most recognized lighthouse in the United States - with the distinctive red brick and granite base and the white and fl spiraling paint.
Cape Hatteras is part of a barrier island chain known as the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is located in the town of Buxton at the point where there is a pronounced bend in the strip of land.
www.rickslighthouses.com /cape_hatteras.htm   (2135 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse stands on a spot of eastern North America dreaded by sailors since the 16th century when European ships regularly began sailing or "coasting" the Atlantic seaboard.
Cape Hatteras light burned steadily for seven short years before the fighting of the Civil War extinguished it again.
Even with Cape Hatteras as the primary aid to navigation in the area, secondary warning devices were needed farther out and directly on the shoals.
www.outerbankschamber.com /relocation/history/capehatteras.cfm   (1173 words)

 Cape Hatteras Light Station National Historic Landmark Nomination
The primary structures forming the Cape Hatteras Light Station are extant; however, they have been altered and/or renovated over time, but such changes are part of the natural progression of enlargement and alteration of any light station and do not detract from their overall historic integrity.
Cape Hatteras is the point made by all vessels going to the south, and also coming from that direction; the current of the Gulf steam runs so close to the outer point of the shoals that vessels double as close round the breakers as possible, to avoid its influence.
Cape Hatteras is the most frequently depicted lighthouse on calendars, postcards, souvenir mugs, hats, etc., and is included in logos created by various businesses, companies, etc, all over the United States.
www.cr.nps.gov /maritime/nhl/capehatt.htm   (6427 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina at Lighthousefriends.com
The original Cape Hatteras Light was destroyed in a blast of dynamite, and the Fresnel lens it had most recently housed was shipped to California for use in the Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
A ring of foundation stones was left to mark the former site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and in 2001 the names of the eighty-three keepers who served at the lighthouse were engraved into the granite blocks.
Though the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse itself receives most of a visitor's attention, a stop by the ring of foundation stones to remember the lives of the keepers and their families, the real soul of the lighthouse, is an often neglected but satisfying part of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse experience.
www.lighthousefriends.com /light.asp?ID=356   (1635 words)

 Hatteras, Cape. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Hatteras, Cape (HA-tuh-ruhs), promontory, Dare co., E N.C., on Hatteras Isl., in Outer Banks, sand barrier bet.
Called the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the cape experiences frequent storms that drive ships landward toward its dangerous shallow and changing depths.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (built 1870) was removed in 1936 due to heavy beach erosion, but is again exposed to the ocean.
www.bartleby.com /69/42/H01842.html   (116 words)

 Welcome to the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club - Cape Hatteras Anglers Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club was formed in 1957 by 81 people for the sole purpose of stimulating tourism during the fall season.
Similarly, the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club's mission statement has been refined and expanded so as to accommodate the wider variety of members being served by the club.
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club serves as a "Watch Dog" organization over all individuals and agencies that would close or limit access to our beaches.
capehatterasanglersclub.org   (408 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Dare County - Outer Banks ...
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - Dare County - Outer Banks..............................................................................
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the nation and famous symbol of North Carolina.
In the summer of 1999, as the ever-encroaching waters of the Atlantic Ocean threaten this stalwart structure, the Cape Hatteras Light was moved from its original location!
www.hatteras-nc.com /light   (397 words)

 North Carolina's Lighthouses
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse stairs have been closed to climbers until further notice for repairs.
Located along Highway 12 south on Hatteras Island, the Cape Hatteras Light is the most recognized, photographed, painted, read about and admired lighthouse in North America and is a National Historic Landmark.
International Chimney, Inc. and their team of engineers successfully moved the Cape Hatteras Light Station 2,900 feet to the southwest of the original location, placing the tower 1,600 feet from the ocean’s edge on July 9, 1999.
www.outer-banks.com /lights/nhatteras.cfm   (834 words)

 Cape Hatteras National Seashore & it's Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today their long stretches of beach, sand dunes, marshes, and woodlands are set aside as Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Built of bricks to serve as a navigational warning device and possessing a very special beauty noted by seaman and landlubber alike, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse stands on a spot still dreaded by mariners.
a rocky one from the start almost 50 years ago.  Since the Cape Hatteras National Seashore was founded in 1953, the National Park Service and residents of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands have weathered a sometimes tumultuous relationship.
www.hatterashi.com /CapeHatterasSeaShore.html   (470 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
In 1824, a lightship, named CAPE HATTERAS, was anchored at the outer edge of Diamond Shoals about 13 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras Light which was damaged by British attacks during the War of 1812 and the tower height wasn’t tall enough for its light to be seen far out at sea.
In 1999, Cape Hatteras Light was temporarily extinguished March 1st to move the endangered tower 2,900-feet inland.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is 45-miles south of Bodie Island Light Station by driving NC-12.
home.comcast.net /~debee2/NNNS/CapeHat.html   (1034 words)

 Cape Hatteras Charter Fishing, North Carolina Fishing Charters, NC Fishing
This is where your Cape Hatteras charter fishing vacation begins, anglers venture to Cape Hatteras Islant Resort of the Outer Banks, and other coastal regions of North Carolina for their sportfishing vacations because of stories of 1000 pound Blue Marlin and other big game sportfish that create memories to talk about for entire lifetimes.
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a coastline that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean 60 miles and is known to many as the surf capitol of the east coast or surfer city, the place to go for Big East Coast waves.
Hatteras Island is a nice laid back fishing village where the residents are super friendly and the fish are so plentiful the practically jump on your hook or in your boat.
www.fintalk.com /business/north-carolina.html   (1310 words)

 Cape Hatteras National Seashore (National Park Service)
Stretched over 70 miles of barrier islands, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a fascinating combination of natural and cultural resources, and provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Once dubbed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its treacherous currents, shoals, and storms, Cape Hatteras has a wealth of history relating to shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the U.S. Lifesaving Service.
These dynamic islands provide a variety of habitats and are a valuable wintering area for migrating waterfowl.
www.nps.gov /caha   (223 words)

 cape hatteras windsurfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cape Hatteras, which juts over 40 miles into the Atlantic, to be one of the top locations surpassed only maybe, just maybe, by Hawaii's Maui and Oregon's The Gorge.
a few miles south of Cape Hatteras once served as the stomping grounds of eighteenth-century pirate Blackbeard, who favored it as a wooded shelter from the law.
To Enter Click The License Tag Hatteras Village is located on Hatteras Island, one in a chain of islands on the North Carolina coast comprising the famous Outer Banks.
www.sportinworld.com /windsurfing/capehatteraswindsurfing   (888 words)

 Technorati Tag: cape hatteras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Hatteras Island, NC - On The Southern Outer Banks Of Dare County, The Barrier Islands Of North Carolina - History, ...
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore encompasses some of the most historic and environmentally fragile real estate in the world and is a paradox in many ways.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, tallest in the nation, was nearly claimed by the Atlantic Ocean but was rescued in the nick of time in 1999 by moving the entire structure away from the sea.
But perhaps most importantly is the fact that Hatteras Island is one of the last places on earth where you can go on the Fourth of July weekend and stake out a stretch of beach to call your very own.
www.hatteras-nc.com   (344 words)

 Trippin': Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a summertime haven for surfers.
There's so much to do in Cape Hatteras, even when the waves are small: sunbathing, seashell collecting, kayaking, windsurfing, or try your luck at clamming or crabbing.
Cape Hatteras is as low-key after dark as it is during the day.
www.sgmag.com /surf/trippinNC   (456 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in America.
Located to warn travelers off shore in the area known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic," the lighthouse has 268 steps inside to the top.
During the Civil War, the lighthouse was attacked by both Union and Confederate forces.
www.itpi.dpi.state.nc.us /caroclips/hatteras.html   (139 words)

 Cape Hatteras National Seashore- Dare and Hyde Counties - Outer Banks ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cape Hatteras National Seashore- Dare and Hyde Counties - Outer Banks..............................................................................
The first national seashore in the country, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, extends from south Nags Head to Ocracoke Inlet and includes Hatteras Island (Dare County) and Ocracoke Island (Hyde County) in its 75 mile, 30,000 acre entirety.
Recommended areas for birding include the area south of Cape Point Campground and Buxton Woods Nature Trail, both near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
www.hatteras-nc.com /CHNS   (357 words)

 Cape Hatteras Vacation Rentals | Colony Realty Corporation
Cape Hatteras cottage rental vacations on North Carolina's Outer Banks are truly unique.
Colony Realty has specialized in Cape Hatteras family vacations, reasonably priced, for over 34 years.
You'll not want to leave when your Hatteras vacation is done.and, you'll be back.
www.hatterasvacations.com   (116 words)

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse you see today, built between 1869-70, was a replacement after the first lighthouse fell victim to erosion.
The public visitation season for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is from approximately the Friday before Easter Sunday to Columbus Day each year.
Pieces of the original Cape Hatteras first order lens and an exhibit about lighthouse families can be seen at the visitor's center in the double keeper's house at the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
www.outer-banks.nc.us /tourism/hatter.htm   (1056 words)

Composed of dunes, dense salt marshes, freshwater swales and one of the most pristine maritime forests remaining on the East Coast, Hatteras Island is the destination for vacationers in search of fishing, camping, windsurfing, bird watching, beachcombing or total relaxation.
If you love Hatteras Island, as we do, you should read this editorial, it was published in the July 2002 issue of the Island Breeze. 
is a free monthly newspaper available here on Hatteras Island.  We have reprinted this article to make his thoughts available to all who missed the July 2002 edition.
www.hatterashi.com   (222 words)

 GORP - Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a 72-mile stretch of the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Ocracoke Island.
In 1999, the nation's tallest brick lighthouse (208 feet) was moved 2,900 feet along metal rails in an astonishing feat of civil engineering.
Although Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci set foot on the seashore as early as the 16th Century, it wasn't until 1953 that Cape Hatteras became the nation's first National Seashore.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_ns/nc_capeh.htm   (283 words)

 Science Junction - Cape Hatteras/Buxton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hatteras Island contains several small communities and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a major tourist attraction.
It is subject to oceanfront erosion and several protection methods have been used, such as renourishment, groins, and sandbags.
www.ncsu.edu /coast/pjournal/ncnorth/hatteras/hatteras.html   (102 words)

 NC Outer Banks - Photos by Fred Hurteau, Lighthouse Page One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its fl and white candy stripe "barber pole" paint, is undoubtedly the most striking lighthouse in the world.
But in the end, the move as recommended by the National Academy of Science's, and later endorsed by a team of NC State University engineers and coastal geologists, was approved and funded.
Although this page may have given the impression that Cape Hatteras lighthouse is the only lighthouse on the Outer Banks, that is certainly not the case.
www.dragonfantasy.com /OuterBanks/lighthouses.htm   (891 words)

 Cape Hatteras: Where Currents Collide > Background
Note also the upwelled water near the Carolina capes which is transported offshore, as well as the Gulf Stream meanders south of Cape Hatteras.
The Cape Hatteras region is an important area oceanographically.
It is the area in which the Gulf Stream separates from the continental slope to the deep ocean, and where southward flowing continental shelf water from the Middle Atlantic Bight converges with northward flowing continental shelf water from the South Atlantic Bight.
www.whoi.edu /science/PO/hatterasfronts   (333 words)

 Moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
The Cape Hatteras lighthouse was moved in the summer of 1999, and we were lucky enough to be there.
My family regularly visits Cape Hatteras and just happened to be down there when they were moving the lighthouse.
I guess when something is built correctly and has the strength to withstand almost anything, it's a "given" that it will remain the beacon that so many have used as their salvation.
www.labs.net /anaiselise/lhse/lhse.htm   (1993 words)

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