CARTERET: Some Damage At Cape Lookout, Lighthouse To Be Checked

The National Park Service says there was some damage along the Cape Lookout National Seashore where Hurricane Irene made landfall, but the iconic lighthouse is still standing.

The NPS says the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will be checked for structural soundness. There was damage to the lighthouse keepers quarters and the summer kitchen. Over the next few days staff will account for each of the wild horses.

Hurricane Irene slammed into Cape Lookout Saturday morning at 7:29 with winds of 85 MPH and gusts up to 115.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    praying for my Husband and all the Nation Park sevice men who are working to get the cape ready for tourist
  • by Bob Location: Wolf Laurel N. C. on Sep 1, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    I wonder how the cabins on Core Banks were affected by Irene. Is the island available by private ferry at this time (9/1/11)Davis Ferry
  • by Doyle Whitfield Location: Dudley, NC on Aug 30, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    We heard there was a new inlet on Core Banks. Is there any truth to that?
  • by Mike Location: charlotte on Aug 29, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    Portsmouth's not looking too good at the bottom of this image http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/storms/irene/aug28C385000e3865000n.jpg
  • by Melissa Location: NC on Aug 29, 2011 at 06:27 PM
    http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/storms/irene/index.html It appears that there are no new inlets on the south core banks
  • by Glenn Eagle on Aug 29, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    I was a volunteer in July and have been one at Portsmouth. Hope damage is minor. How is Portsmouth?
  • by Celtic Location: Dragon on Aug 29, 2011 at 05:18 AM
    At least it's still standing...for now anyway
  • by darius Location: carrboro nc on Aug 29, 2011 at 03:54 AM
    Could we find out if the hurricane made any new inlets.Also how did the Davis Ferry Service do?
  • by Linda Location: Bristol, Tennessee on Aug 28, 2011 at 07:40 PM
    Thanks for the report. I was able to climb the lighthouse this June 2011 after 20 years of visits to the lighthouse with kids and grandkids. Please keep us posted about the lighthouse keepers quarters damage. HOped to get on the list of volunteers to man the house in the summer months.
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