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Historic Houses At Cape Lookout National Seashore Being Demolished

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore said Thursday it plans to demolish several historic structures that have been battered by storms and rising sea-levels.

“Deterioration, lack of attention, and our environment have all contributed to the loss,” said Jeff West, the Superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

According to a news release, unrecoverable damage has occurred to a half a dozen buildings situated on the barrier islands, including: the Casablanca House, the Seltzer-Dawsey House, the Jetty Worker 1 House, the TT Potter House, the Frank Gaskill House, and the Battle Brothers Hunting and Fishing Lodge.

“I truly regret it and will do everything I can to get the remaining structures repaired," said West.  "To honor the women and men who made a living out of these buildings, we will put up waysides at each location to commemorate their contribution to the culture and history of the banks.”

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.