It’s a clear day at Oregon Inlet, the gateway for dozens of charter and fishing boats to the Gulf Stream, just 15-20 miles off of Hatteras Island. Photo by Shiralee “Shug” Timmons of Surf or Sound Realty.
After 20 years of being abandoned, the Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station is currently undergoing a much needed facelift. The state-owned historic building is being raised 10 feet into the air and being placed on pilings, allowing sand to blow freely underneath, and help protect the weather-beaten structure.
In addition, the concrete floor is being replaced with wood, and the roof and three-story tower will be renovated as well. The nine-month project, estimated to cost $700,000, is expected to be completed during the summer of 2009. Continue reading