Cape Hatteras

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Hatteras, Cape (hătˈərəs), promontory on Hatteras Island, a low, sandy, barrier bar between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound, E N.C. Called the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the cape experiences frequent storms that drive ships landward toward its dangerous shallow depths. Cape Hatteras National Seashore (30,319 acres/12,279 hectares; est. 1937), a vast expanse of sand and water, is made up of Hatteras, Bodie, and Ocracoke islands and comprises one of the largest stretches of undeveloped seashore on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (built 1870) was removed in 1936 due to heavy beach erosion. A new lighthouse structure stands farther inland. See National Parks and Monuments, table.
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Years back I used to surf fish on Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.
The fort's Artillery Battery 519--located under Henlopen's Great Dune, the largest sand hill between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina--is now home to the Fort Miles Museum.
Sea levels drop about 20 centimeters between the Florida Straits and northern Florida, eventually leveling out between North Carolina's Cape Hatteras and Canada.
In 1999, the agency moved the 4,830-ton Cape Hatteras Light Station nearly 3,000 feet inland to protect the 130-year-old structure from shoreline erosion.
The unknown Sailors were lost along with 14 of their shipmates when Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C.
In fact, from North America, typical Aquarid rates are only 10 meteors per hour at 26 degrees north latitude (Miami, Fla., or Brownsville, Texas), 5 per hour at around 35 degrees latitude (Los Angeles, Calif., or Cape Hatteras, N.C.) and practically zero to the north of 40 degrees (New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia).
The ship has finally come in for Cape Fear Community College (N.C.) After a nearly decade-long search for a new training vessel for the college's marine technology program, CFCC will acquire the nationally-known research vessel the R/V Cape Hatteras. Currently located at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., the 135-foot ship has served as a scientific research vessel for the National Science Foundation for more than 30 years.
A Coast Guard C-130 plane first made contact when the vessel was 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
About 90 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, two people remained missing after the crew of 16 on the HMS Bounty - which appeared in films including Pirates Of The Caribbean - were forced to abandon ship.
About 90 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 17 people abandoned a replica of the tall ship made famous in the film Mutiny on the Bounty after the vessel began taking on water.
About 90 miles (144 kilometers) off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 17 people abandoned a replica of the tall ship made famous in the film "Mutiny on the Bounty" after the vessel began taking on water, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert.
The report notes that the Cape Cod, Fire Island, Assateague Island, and Cape Hatteras national seashores already are experiencing rates of sea-level rise well above the global average.