Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 1, 2018

November 01, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber
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Photos of the Week - #ThrowbackThursday edition
We hope you enjoy these photos of early Seashore signs that were a product of Mission 66 design.
The original entrance sign at Whalebone Junction was designed by the Eastern Office of Design and Construction based in Philadelphia.
Secretary-Stenographer Bebe Midgette lowers the “closed” portion of the Bodie Island Visitor Center sign.
                         This sign was a two-color version in blue and white.

Seashore Updates
  • The National Park Service has a new fishing subject website. Check it out!
  • Earlier this week, North Carolina Department of Transportation contractors treated an invasive aquatic plant species (Phragmities australis) with herbicide at Bodie Island Lighthouse and pond. Phragmites out competes and blocks out native salt marsh vegetation and provides little or no food or shelter for most salt marsh-dependent wildlife. It also increases the potential for fire. Upon the removal of phragmites, native plants will be able to recover via seed, wind and animal dispersal, and hydrological flow of the area.
  • The outside of the Ocracoke Lighthouse will be cleaned between November 13 and November 18 by Seres Engineering & Services LLC of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
  • For beach and ocean condition updates, go to:
  • This year’s camping season ends the Monday after Thanksgiving.
  • There are now 418 national park units. Welcome aboard, Camp Nelson!

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Last updated: November 1, 2018

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