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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Take Me Fishing Program

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News Release Date: June 16, 2008

Victoria Fan, of Dublin, Ohio, proudly displays her "prized" catch of a small Hogfish that she caught with the help of Ranger Brian Przystawski at a National Park Service interpretive fishing program this past Thursday. The national park sites on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial offer over 230 free programs per week to park visitors throughout the summer months. To learn more about these programs, check the parks’ websites: www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/fora, www.nps.gov/wrbr; or get a copy of the park newspaper, In The Park, at any NPS visitor center or Outer Banks Visitors Bureau welcome center.NPS photo.

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.