Written in 1921, this article describes Cape Lookout at the “lonesomest” place in the world. Prior to the First World War, Cape Lookout was a bustling harbor undergoing improvements. With the war effort, however, construction of a breakwater stopped and many residents returned to Harker’s Island on the Core sound. Returning to the community, the author notes that many of the fishermen have abandoned the Cape Lookout fish stock because of its poor value. As one of the most dangerous shoals, the Cape Lookout Coast Guard station is outfitted with radio service. The guardsmen had rescued 30 vessels between 1911 and 1921.