• 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.

 

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Did You Know?

Giant Water Flea

This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.