Off-Road Vehicle Beach Access Ramps Reopen After Storm
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111, ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of most off-road vehicle beach access ramps in Cape Hatteras National Seashore after the passing of Hurricane Bill offshore of the North Carolina coast. The storm caused high tides, strong surf conditions and flooding, and resulted in the closure of all vehicular beach access ramps on Friday evening, August 21, 2009.
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.