• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

Seashore Sites Reopen with Ernesto's Passing

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Date: September 1, 2006
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005

Robert A. Vogel, Superintendent, Cape Lookout National Seashore, announces that all areas of the National Seashore have reopened effective 3:00 PM on Friday, September 01, 2006.

In the morning and afternoon, residual high wind conditions from Tropical Storm Ernesto hampered an early the start of assessments. Preliminary assessments of seashore facilities and resources were performed by park staff and Superintendent Vogel is pleased to report that no major damage to park facilities has been observed so far.

The U.S. Coast Guard – Sector North Carolina cleared park ferries to resume operations at about 3:00 PM. Please call individual ferry operators to determine which ferries are operational.

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Cape Lookout lighthouse

A lighthouse can be identified by its daymark (painted pattern) or by its light flash pattern. Cape Lookout Lighthouse has a diagonal checker pattern and a single short flash of light every fifteen seconds. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...