A Lonely Life-Saving Station

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Happy 4th of July!

At the northern tip of Hatteras Island, just over the Bonner Bridge, lies the historic Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station.  The New England styled Station remained in continual operation from 1898 until 1988 by first the U.S. Life-Saving Service and then the U.S. Coast Guard.   Seeing the Station today is like stepping back in time due to the restoration of Station’s structure and exterior.  Because of the jetty built to help fight erosion at the inlet, the wind forms very large sand dunes around the Station.  Dave and I really enjoyed the views from the top of the dunes.   Being the avid seashell collector, the beach just behind the life station has tons of shells and is one of my favorites!

Think Beach!

Fran

Oregon Inlet Life Saving Station

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