• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

John Gaskill Book Signing at Bodie Island

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Date: May 9, 2008
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111

John Gaskill, son of the last lighthouse keeper at the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be signing his book, John Gaskill Remembers, at the BodieIslandVisitorCenter on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

In his book, Gaskill related many stories of growing up at the lighthouse, such as: extinguishing the flame in the lighthouse lamp, painting the lighthouse by hand, and of the wreck of the schooner Laura Barnes.

 

Gaskill, now 92, is truly a part of the history of the Bodie Island Lighthouse.

 

This book signing is sponsored by Eastern National, a cooperating association with the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

 

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Sea Whip, though it looks like a plant, is actually whole colony of animals.

A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals. A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.