Thursday, April 24, 2014


While crossing Hatteras Inlet you may have noticed several pilings on the north end of Ocracoke Island. These are all that remain of the US Coast Guard Station that once stood there. Because of erosion and encroaching surf, the station was abandoned in the early 1950s.

Hatteras Inlet USCG Station, 1953

On September 9, 1955 Hurricane Ione dealt the fatal blow to the station. Most of the building collapsed into the raging surf. Eventually everything washed away except the few pilings that are visible today.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:01 PM

    It seems that historically, the hurricanes that start with the letter "I" are the most problematic for the Outer Banks. Interesting coincidence perhaps.