Silver Lake Docks At Cape Hatteras National Seashore Back In Service

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The National Park Service's Silver Lake pier and docks at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are back in service./NPS

Repairs to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Silver Lake pier and docks, which were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, have been completed and the facilities are now open to the public.

The area has been refurbished and includes construction of two finger piers, the main pier, and the overnight mooring spaces. The work includes replacement of the potable waterline and fixtures, upgrade and replacement of the electrical pedestals, removal of old wooden walkway and replacement with new aluminum decking, installation of ladders and life-rings with brackets, the installation of a new service location for the electrical power to the pier, and new mooring cleats.

In addition, the Ocracoke Soundside Boat Ramp project has been completed and is open for use to the general public.