2010: Frisco Pier Might Not Survive Earl's Onslaught

The Frisco Pier on Hatteras Island has not escaped Hurricane Earl's strong seas.

A viewer sent us a photo of the pier earlier tonight, and we're now told the pier may have collapsed.

We'll be finding that out as soon as day breaks and conditions improve, and we can check it out.

The pier was heavily damaged during Hurricane Isabel in 2003.


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  • by PJ Williams Location: Al Asad Iraq(buxton local) on Sep 4, 2010 at 03:10 AM
    Maybe the park service can lend a helping hand to rebuild another pier,afterall it is a landmark,a tourist attraction and a perfect place to take your children fishing!Lots of fond memories of fishing with locals such as Hicky Jackson and such who took the time to teach you how to !To me it is a landmark ,a symbol of hatteras island and our way of life!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 3, 2010 at 09:29 AM
    Replace it with a concrete pier like Jeanette's fishing pier is having. It would'nt wash away damaged.
  • by lyp Location: Frisco on Sep 3, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    GREAT picture! Did I hear something about NPS involvement regarding repairs to this pier?
  • by drinnc Location: apex on Sep 3, 2010 at 04:42 AM
    That pier has been closed the last two years. Now that it's destroyed maybe the owners can collect some insurance money and plan to rebuild.
  • by Frank Folb Jr Location: Buxton on Sep 3, 2010 at 03:35 AM
    Well she was about to go with or without Earl!! It had become an eye sore!!
  • by ibx Location: Washington on Sep 3, 2010 at 02:01 AM
    Actually, you couldn't fish there for the last two years. The pier has been in a state of disrepair for a long time now. Instead of removing it responsibly now it has been allowed to fall into the sea. So watch out for all those boards & rusty nails while swimming.
  • by Kevin Location: ENC on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:26 PM
    Soooo...I'm guessing I'm not going to be able to fish there on Monday! hmmm!
  • by me Location: whoville on Sep 2, 2010 at 08:26 PM
    naw i don't think the pier made it....good pictures..
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    Thanks for the pics.
  • by Gone on Sep 2, 2010 at 06:45 PM
    If that was "earlier", I can imagine what it looks like now. Kudos for the pics!
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