Volunteer duties will include assisting ranger staff with lighthouse tours; taking wind, temperature, and humidity readings; helping visitors exit the lighthouse due to discomfort with heights; and answering visitor questions at the base and balcony of the lighthouse. In addition, just as the lighthouse keepers did historically, some light cleaning duties are needed inside the tower.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will run spring programs from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 22, 2014. A variety of programs are offered—all free. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Hatteras Island: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – Barrier Island Dynamics: Look at the wild side of […]
Tourism to the Outer Banks Group of national parks creates $175,341.2 million in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 2,469 jobs in local economy A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,050,689 visitors to the Outer Banks Group (Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial), spent […]
Ranger Abe laid out the display items on a wooden bench in the pavilion of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Hatteras Island Visitors Center: a large loggerhead sea turtle shell, a baby sea turtle preserved in a jar, a sea turtle skull and a transparent, cube-shaped container of Ping-Pong balls. About 45 people – from Pennsylvania, Illinois, […]
After 32 years with the National Park Service (NPS), park historian and cultural resources manager, Doug Stover, will retire on July 31, 2013. Over the course of his career, Doug worked in positions of increasing complexity and along the way his career spanned 5 United States parks in 3 regions and included many interesting and […]
Each spring and summer female sea turtles–loggerhead, green, and occasional leatherback–make a brief trip to the shores of Cape Hatteras National Seashore to nest. Approximately 2 months later, under the cover of darkness, up to 150 hatchlings emerge from each sandy nest in a mad dash across the beach to reach the safety of the […]
In August of 1861, Union forces defeated Confederate troops at Hatteras Inlet and at Forts Clark and Hatteras. Word of this victory spread quickly and hundreds of former enslaved people escaped from mainland regions of North Carolina and Roanoke Island to freedom on Hatteras Island. In the newly formed safe haven, slaves received food and […]