Most of what we write about here at Joe Lamb is about the northern Outer Banks, but sometimes news filters up from Hatteras Island that catches our attention. This is one of those times.
Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier, usually just Frisco Pier, is the southernmost of the Outer Banks fishing piers. ItâåÛåªs been around for at least 50 years and has been owned and operated by the National Park Service for the past 15 years or so. Unfortunately there hasnâåÛåªt been much operation for the past 10 years or so, since Hurricane Isabel severely damaged it. That was followed by more damage during numerous norâåÛåªeasters, Irene and finally Sandy.
Because of safety concerns, the pier hasnâåÛåªt been in use since 2010 and today the Park Service made it official. âåÛåÏOver the past several years, the pier suffered storm damage, resulting in large sections falling into the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the pierâåÛåªs continued destabilization, the National Park Service (NPS) has decided to permanently cease commercial pier operations at this location,âåÛå the press release from the NPS read.
Plans call for the pier to be demolished and the existing parking lot an access point to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
A similar story to JennetteâåÛåªs Pier in many ways, but without the happy ending.