- November 16, 2021
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
November 15: Sewer moratorium could affect some Avon projects/Duke to study offshore wind farm impacts on wildlife and marine life/Manteo announces “Deck the Homes” contest.
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The Ocean Pursuit vanishes
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By Outer Banks Voice on November 15, 2021
In late October, the National Park Service (NPS) announced a $295,000 project to remove an abandoned scallop boat from the beach south of Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Oregon Inlet, with the work expected to take about a month.
The former scallop boat, previously named the Ocean Pursuit and Cameron Scott, ran aground in its present location in early March 2020. It became abandoned after the NPS made unsuccessful attempts to have the owner claim and remove the vessel.
Now, the job is virtually complete. In a Nov. 15 email to the Voice, NPS spokesperson Michael Barber noted that, “Over the weekend, the contractor finished removing the vessel from the beach and started to remove their heavy equipment. The small project area is expected to be closed for another week so the contractor can ensure that all debris is removed and to restore the natural shape and slope to match the surrounding beach.”
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