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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Releases Park Administrative History Document

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Date: September 3, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the release of the National Park Service publication, The Creation and Establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina. In 1937, Congress authorized the creation and establishment of Cape Hatteras National Seashore – America’s first national seashore park. The report is an administrative history of the Seashore and spans the time period from the 1930’s and the Great Depression through the 1960’s when the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge was built allowing automobile access to Hatteras Island and the Mission 66 era. This study is part of an ongoing effort in the NPS to provide comprehensive documentation of the historic resources.

The document is available on the National Park Service web site at:

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/park_histories/index.htm#c

under Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Hard bound copies of the document can be found at Dare Country libraries and The Outer Banks History Center.

For more information, please contact Doug Stover at 252-473-2111.

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Did You Know?

Lightning whelks are one of the few species of

Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.