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The Inlet: A Colorful Past, An Uncertain Future

A powerful storm in 1846 carved Oregon Inlet through the Outer Banks. Now 2,500 feet wide, it is a place of turbulent waters and shifting sands. It is a mixed blessing, taking lives, yet providing ocean access for fishermen. A controversial plan to control the shifting inlet is construction of two 3,500-foot jetties.
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