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Bodie Island Prescribed Burn and Public Meeting Postponed

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Date: January 16, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9000

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today the scheduled prescribed burn for the Bodie Island unit of Cape Hatteras National Seashore has been postponed.The public meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Nags Head Fire Station 16 in South Nags Head, has been cancelled.

For more information, call 252-475-9000.

Did You Know?

A navigational chart showing Cape Hatteras and Diamond Shoals

When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.