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    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: (252) 473-2111

email: e-mail us

fax: (252) 473-2595

Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.