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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.

Did You Know?

Cape Lookout lighthouse daymark pattern

Diamond City, a community that once stood on the eastern end of Shackleford Banks, was named after the daymark pattern on the nearby Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Cape Lookout National Seashore