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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , High Season 2006
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Changes are occurring on Hatteras Island. One tradition that is vanishing from the Hatteras waterfront, as fisherman switch to gill nets, is haul seining. Another change is the decline in boat slips for commercial fishermen. In the last twenty-five years over 100 boat slips have been lost to private developers, and commercial fishing captains are competing for the 50 slips remaining in Hatteras. Fish houses have declined from six to two recently. To help fishermen, the Dare County Commissioners are petitioning the General Assembly to give tax breaks to fishermen as they do to farmers. Green explores the history of the Hatteras community from 1846 to the present.
The Currituck Heritage Park, located in Corolla, provides visitors a unique look in the past, present, and future of the Currituck region, which was once known as Carotank. Seiling describes two familiar features of the thirty-nine-acre park, the Whalehead Club and the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and introduces the newest addition, the Outerbanks Center for Wildlife Education.
In 2005, around twelve million people visited North Carolina's coastal region. Many coastal visitors come by car and have difficulty finding places to park. State and federal parks usually have large parking facilities, but some coastal communities struggle to accommodate visitors. Public access and parking issues among North Carolina's coastal communities are examined.