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Cape Chronicle Newsletter - March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019 Posted by: Mike Barber

We hope you enjoy the 20th issue of the Cape Chronicle newsletter.


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.


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.


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.


Last updated: November 8, 2016

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