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1466. (AP Wire Photo) Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, NC c.1994.

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1466. (AP Wire Photo) Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, NC c.1994.

1466. (AP Wire Photo) Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, NC c.1994. Clear original 6” x 8” press wire-photo shows good detail of the old Oregon Inlet Coast Guard station protected from intruders by barbed wire. The land that the historic station was on was claimed by the Ethridge family, descendents of the people who have claimed spilled cargoes on the Outer Banks since the 1700’s. The Coast Guard abandoned the station in 1988. According to the original deed the 10 acres of oceanfront property was supposed to revert back to the original owners. However, when Cape Hatteras National Seashore was created all of the land was condemned and the heirs of Mr. Ethridge lost their claim to the land. Wire photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated January 7, 1994. Good view. (VG). $38.