Wednesday, December 07, 2011

1917 USCG Station

Last month (November 9) I published a photo of the WWII era Ocracoke Coast Guard Station (the building that is now the NCCAT Center) with the 1904 station in the background.

Below is a photo of the 1917 station that was built on the north end of Ocracoke, near Hatteras Inlet. This station replaced the original 1883 station. The 1917 station washed away in the mid 1950s after a series of severe storms undermined the buildings. If you look carefully as you cross Hatteras Inlet you will see a row of pilings on the ocean beach on the north end of Ocracoke. That is all that is left of the 1917 US Coast Guard Station.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of Ocracoke and the Lost Colony. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Time and tide...

  2. Anonymous11:01 AM

    What, no restroom "joke" yet?

  3. Debbie Leonard6:28 AM

    I have seen those pilings and often wondered what they were. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous3:46 PM

    They used to have a public restroom there and it was washed into the ocean. Now, there is a need for more public restrooms!

  5. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Wonderful. I was stationed on Ocracoke in the USCG in 1985. A lovely place, can't wait to visit again this year, it's been awhile.

    Randy Blew, Raleigh, NC


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