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NPS Restoring Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station

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Postby vacastle » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:21 pm


Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is getting a facelift!

It is being restored to the 1904-15 period and is still under repair in many stages. By the end of 2005, bathrooms will be stabilized and a new roof will replace the badly needed one. Another project fund has been requested to restore the entire lifesaving station with furnishings and the boathouse.

Below are photos I took in an NPS warehouse of some items in storage that will be returned to Little Kinnakeet...

A beach rescue cart
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Kevin Duffus and Steve Harrison stand beside a surfboat
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The entire restoration is estimated to be complete in 2011.

For some excellent photo coverage of the buildings, check out Stephen Wilmoth's site Little Kinnakeet LSS

Stay tuned!

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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:39 pm


Thanks for the plug Judy. That reminds me that I have new photos to update the page with. I will have to get to that soon.

In your first photo, I wonder if they have the rest of that beach cart in storage.
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Postby vacastle » Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:28 pm


I went digging in my files and found a better photo of that beach cart, Stephen...
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The surfboat was loaded with stuff, too...
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There is a ton of stuff stored there that came from Little Kinnakeet- mostly furniture that was in plain view. There is stuff that's crated and stuff sitting behind other stuff.

The cart and the surfboat were the only pieces of equipment I was able to see. It will be exciting to see it all come out and back in it's rightful place.

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Postby Pharoslvr » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:30 am


Cool! Thanks for the update, Judy!

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