Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a United States national park in North Carolina. It is stretched over 70 miles of barrier islands. Once dubbed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its treacherous currents, shoals, and storms, Cape Hatteras has a wealth of history relating to shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the US Lifesaving Service. The islands also provide a variety of habitats and are a valuable wintering area for migrating waterfowl. The park's fishing and surfing are considered the best on the East Coast. Yosemite National Park in the United States. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Official languages English Area 139,509 kmÂ² (28th) - Land 126,256 kmÂ² - Water 13,227 kmÂ² (9. ... A shipwreck is the remains of a ship after it has sunk or been beached as a result of a crisis at sea. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...
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