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Welcome to the Cape Chronicle blog. Here you will find Cape Hatteras National Seashore resource management and off-road vehicle management updates, interpretive information, and employee-submitted articles. If you are looking for current beach access ramp conditions, please visit our Facebook page.

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 18th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 17th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 16th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 15th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 8, 2018

November 08, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 14th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - November 1, 2018

November 01, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy this #ThrowbackThursday edition of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 12th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 11th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - October 4, 2018

October 04, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the tenth issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter. Enjoy the pictures of a fossilized walrus skull!

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the ninth issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the eighth issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - September 7, 2018

September 07, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the seventh issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

View this week's Cape Chronicle newsletter for a full listing of events planned for Labor Day weekend.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the fifth issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the fourth issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - August 9, 2018

August 09, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the third issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - August 2, 2018

August 02, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

July 2018 was the wettest month in the Buxton/Frisco area since June 1949! After receiving 20.31 inches of rain last month, it is pretty safe to say that nobody on Hatteras Island, or anywhere on the Outer Banks, will be saying “we need the rain” any time soon.

 

Cape Chronicle Newsletter - July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

Welcome to the first issue of Cape Chronicle! Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area became the Nation’s first National Seashore when it was established on January 12, 1953. Now, the Nation’s first Seashore has its first email newsletter! We look forward to providing regular updates on all of our recreational activities, along with interpretive programming schedules, safety information, and various other topics of interest.

 

Cape Chronicle is now an e-newsletter

August 04, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

The Cape Chronicle blog is now an e-newsletter.

 

Memorial Day Weekend: Enjoying Cape Hatteras National Seashore

May 23, 2018 Posted by: Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area (Seashore) are looking forward to welcoming visitors from all around the world this Memorial Day weekend.

 

Trip Tips: Where is Shelly Island?

March 13, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

The sandbar commonly known as “Shelly Island,” which first appeared off Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) in the spring of 2017, did not make it into the new year.

 

Photographs from the Dedication of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

February 28, 2018 Posted by: Mike Barber

On April 24, 1958, at 11:30 am, a ceremony to dedicate Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area was held at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, followed by a 2:30 pm ceremony at Coquina Beach.

 

Rasmus Midgett and the Gold Lifesaving Medal

August 18, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On August 18, 1899, Surfman Rasmus Midgett of the US Life-Saving Service left on patrol from the Gull Shoals Life-Saving Station (between the villages of Salvo and Avon) and came upon the Priscilla, a distressed vessel washed ashore in the wake of the San Ciriaco hurricane.

 

Cape Point is Open

July 27, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

Cape Point remains open to both ORVs and pedestrians from beach access ramps 43 and 44 in Buxton. Please be aware that high tides will occur at 11:22 am and 11:32 pm and the beachfront will likely be impassable around these times.

 

Ocracoke pony herd has a new member

May 08, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On May 7, 2017, a pony named Jitterbug, originally from Shackleford Banks, gave birth to the newest foal on Ocracoke.

 

Night Driving at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

April 25, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

To help protect nesting sea turtles and sea turtle hatchlings, night driving restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) go into effect on all designated off-road vehicle (ORV) routes and ramps starting Monday, May 1, 2017.

 

Spring Cleaning at Bodie Island Lighthouse

April 21, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

Cultural Resource Manager Jami Lanier and Volunteer Doug Stover cleaned the Bodie Island Lighthouse lens on April 18.  Fall and spring are optimal times to clean the lens, before and after the busy tourist season and also when the sun isn't too strong. Tuesday proved to be a good morning for cleaning the lens since it was overcast.

 

Feeding Time at the Ocracoke Pony Pens

February 08, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

The small, yet powerful, herd of Banker ponies on Ocracoke Island is cared for throughout the year by National Park Service resource management staff and the assistance of volunteers.

 

Seashore Colors in the 50s and 60s

January 27, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

An interesting color palette greeted visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the 1950s and 1960s. National Park Service buildings on the Seashore were painted in popular pastel colors of the time.

 

Off-Road Vehicle Bypass and Ramp Update

January 18, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On Tuesday, January 17, Cape Hatteras National Seashore started work on the Cape Point bypass extension. This project will extend the existing Cape Point bypass extension north towards Ramp 44 about 0.4 mile and then south until the dunes disappear, about another 600 feet.

 

Coquina Beach Sunshades

January 10, 2017 Posted by: Michael Barber

On March 13, 1956, the National Park Service awarded a construction contract for the Coquina Beach facilities to Daniels Building Supply and Shanaberger Lumber Company of Nags Head. They completed the project in October 1956. Closed during construction, Coquina Beach and its "ultra-modern designed sunshades" opened in the spring of 1957.

 

Annual Winter Climb of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

December 13, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

On Saturday December 10, 2016, Cape Hatteras National Seashore participated in OBXmas. This regional holiday celebration, in partnership with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, highlights Hatteras Island community sites, such as the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, and Hatteras Village Christmas Parade.

 

Descending Upon Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

December 09, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

During the week of December 5th, 2016, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was descended by a vertical access inspection team.

 

AmeriCorps NCCC crew helps the Seashore

December 05, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) crew of ten members is currently working at Cape Hatteras National Seashore to clear overgrown vegetation in the Frisco Campground and along the Billy Mitchell Road.

 

Ramp 49 elevation project update

December 05, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

A project to raise the elevation of Ramp 49 is now 98% complete. Once fully complete, the elevation of the ramp will be 36 inches higher than it was when the project started at the end of this August.

 

Beach debris cleanup in Avon

November 29, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

A beach debris cleanup operation in Avon was a big success on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. A large of amount of debris was picked up starting at Ramp 38 going north toward the fishing pier.

 

Volunteers needed for a beach cleanup on Saturday, December 3

November 29, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

The National Park Service and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) will be conducting a beach cleanup on Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to noon. The cleanup event will begin at the ranger station at the Oregon Inlet Campground.

 

Green sea turtle nesting update

November 18, 2016 Posted by: Michael Barber

On August 21, 2016, a female green sea turtle was struck by a vehicle and had to be euthanized due to her severe injuries. Since this was a nesting female, Resource Management (RM) staff took a step further by salvaging all of the eggs that still remained inside of her and relocated these into the the ground in an attempt to mimic a typical green sea turtle nest cavity. A total of 172 eggs were relocated roughly 0.5 miles north of Ramp 32.

 

Welcome to the Cape Chronicle blog

November 18, 2016 Posted by: David Hallac

Welcome to the Cape Chronicle blog. Here you will find Cape Hatteras National Seashore resource management and off-road vehicle management updates, interpretive information, and employee-submitted articles.

 

Last updated: November 8, 2016

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