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Know Your Park: World War I:U-Boats off the North Carolina Coast
Presentations to be held at the Ocracoke Community Center on Jan. 12 and the Fessenden Center on Jan. 13
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations.
Mr. Michael Lowrey, World War I historian and main contributor to the web site uboat.net will present a program entitled World War I: U-Boats off the North Carolina Coast at two locations:the Ocracoke Community Center on Mon. Jan. 12 at 7 pm and the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Tues. Jan. 13 at 7 pm.Both programs are free and will last approximately 1 hour.
World War I touched the shores of Cape Hatteras, nearly 100 years ago, in 1918.Mr. Lowrey's presentation will focus on archaeological and historical data of German U-Boat activity which threatened the North Carolina coast during World War I and will bring to life this little known, but all important, story of America's maritime history.
The Know Your Park citizen science program series is designed to further connect the Outer Banks communities and residents with the rich natural world and cultural heritage of their neighboring national park sites;Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.