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Hatteras Inlet is distinguished from other coastal inlets in that it has had two locations during its history. The first, depicted on a 1738 chart, was not shown in 1764. The second was created in 1846 by a storm.
Because of a need to provide medical care to seriously ill seamen on the Outer Banks, Congress authorized construction of the state's first hospital. It was built between 1846 and 1847 in the town of Portsmouth, on Portsmouth Island.