|Beach-dune next to campground|
|Cape Hatteras lighthouse|
We visited a U.S. Life-Saving Service Station site that has been restored to its 1911 splendor. These stations were setup every 7 miles along the outer banks to rescue shipwreck victims. This particular station rescued 177,286 people. The U.S. Life-Saving Service was a precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard.
We drove to Cape Hatteras and checked out the lighthouse built in 1870. It is the tallest brick lighthouse in the world (approx 200 ft) and it is at the southeastern most point in the U.S. (not the southern most, not the eastern most).
It was nice that it is not at all commercial south of Nags Head for the entire length to Cape Hatteras. There are long stretches of preserved national seashore with parking areas to stop and enjoy miles of great sandy beaches without the tall condos and hotels.
|1903 Flyer (replica)|
|Launch hill on the horizon|
|First marker is start of first powered|
flights. 4 markers on down are the
distance of the first 4 flights.
|Explanation of flights on Dec 17, 1903|