|Best Things to do in Frisco NC
Best Things to do in Frisco NC North Carolina
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
~1.35 miles from Frisco city center
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Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the community of Buxton, and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.The Outer Banks are a group of islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets. Atlantic currents in this area made for excellent travel for ships, except in the area of Diamond Shoals, just offshore at Cape Hatteras. Nearby, the warm Gulf Stream ocean current collides with the colder Labrador Current, creating ideal conditions for powerful ocean storms and sea swells. The large number of ships that ran aground because of these shifting sandbars, including the Civil War ironclad warship USS Monitor, gave this area the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”...
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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
~10.41 miles from Frisco city center
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Located in the Village of Hatteras, next to the ferry docks. A unique museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Outer Banks and the more than 1,500 known ships wrecks off this coast. Visitors can learn what a significant role the Outer Banks has had and continues to play in the course of America’s history, including the Civil War and potholders. See such relics as the “lost lens” from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a portion of the Engima machine from the German U-85, artifacts from the ghost ship Carroll A.Dee ring.
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Chicamacomico Historical Assoc
Po Box 5 Rodanthe NC - 252-987-1552
~21.95 miles from Frisco city center
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Outer Banks NC
~27.74 miles from Frisco city center
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Ocracoke Light was built in Hyde County, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in 1823 by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. The lighthouse stands 75 feet (23 m) tall. Its diameter narrows from 25 feet (8 m) at the base to 12 feet (3.7 m) at its peak.In 1864, Confederate troops dismantled the fourth-order Fresnel Lens, but Union forces later restored it.Ocracoke Light is the oldest operating light station in North Carolina. The lighthouse was automated in 1955. During the summer months when there is a U.S. National Park Ranger on duty, visitors may enter the base of the lighthouse. However, climbing, unfortunately, is not allowed.The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 as Ocracoke Light Station.