Showing posts from March, 2016

Hatteras Realty's EASTERFEST!

It's that time of year again, so hop on over... or even run! We're having an Easter Festival that will be lots of fun! Come join us at our Avon location for a day filled with fun games, prizes, and food. You won't want to miss this family fun event and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! MONDAY, MARCH 28 @ 10:30-12:30@ HATTERAS REALTY AVON OFFICE Tickets can be purchased at eventFun Kid's Games & ActivitiesPrizes and TreatsHot Dogs, Cookies & LemonadeSpecial Appearance From the Easter Bunny!Benefits the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Booster ClubFor additional information please call 800.428.8372.

Chicamacomico Life Saving Station- A Mini History

Built in 1874, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station was among the first seven Life-Saving stations in North Carolina. Designed in the “timber frame” style, the buildings were basic but strong enough to withstand the high winds and unpredictable weather conditions of the island, house equipment and be comfortable enough for the surfmen to live there. Over the years, extensive maintenance and building additions were made to the station. The crew members of Chicamacomico were credited for a number of rescues throughout the station’s history. It’s most famous rescue was that of the British tanker, the Mirlo. On August 16th 1918, the Mirlo was sunk by German submarine U-117. The surfmen of Chicamacomico were able to rescue 42 of the 51 British sailors aboard the Mirlo and is considered one of the greatest rescues of WWI and of the early Coast Guard.
With the growing technologies in weather and rescue equipment and abilities, the need for multiple stations was becoming unnecessary. In 1954 Chic…

Herbert C. Bonner Bridge - 1963 Construction

Back in 1963 the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge completed construction linking Hatteras Island to the mainland. With the bridge in place, the vacation industry blossomed on Hatteras Island. Visitors wanting to enjoy the beaches and fishing now had an easy way to access the island. Recently a contract was awarded to PCL Constructors Inc. and HDR Engineering Inc. of the Carolinas to build a new bridge spanning the three and a half miles over Oregon Inlet. Bridge construction is projected to start sometime this month. A ground breaking ceremony will be held on Tuesday at 10 am. The ceremony will take place in the parking lot on the south end (Hatteras Island side) of the bridge. Due to limited parking, guests are asked to park at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, where shuttles will be available to take to the site. Photos: Outer Banks History Center – Aycock Brown Collection (April 1963)