Cape Lookout is an important maritime site that has remained neglected in the history books. Directly off the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the area off the North Carolina Outer Banks, Cape Lookout was home to pirates and Indians. Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition to the New World sent Captain Arthur Barlow in 1584 to explore the area. Cape Lookout remained an uninhabited region since 1854, with occupation minimized in the area. President Lyndon Johnson has recently recommended to Congress that the area become the newest addition to the nation's National Seashore Park.