ORV Plan Comment Period Extended
On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.
The Friends of Portsmouth Island, in cooperation with Cape Lookout National Seashore, sponsor an old-fashioned homecoming in Portsmouth Village, south of Ocracoke, across Ocracoke Inlet. Homecomings are traditionally held in alternate years the first Saturday after Easter. The next Homecoming is set for
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Everyone is welcome!
Getting to Portsmouth can be a challenge. Access is by water only and there are no hard surface roads on the island. Some people take the private vehicle ferry from the village of Atlantic, and then drive their four-wheel drive vehicles 17 miles up the beach to get to Portsmouth. Others arrive by their own boat. Most folks, however, catch the passenger ferry from the village of Ocracoke.
The homecoming service, traditionally held in the church, includes singing, special music, recognition of guests and other visitors, a short devotional, and good fellowship. Dress for the day is very informal; jeans are appropriate.
Did You Know?
The Scotch Bonnet is North Carolina's state shell. It is one of many that can be found along the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore.