Cape Hatteras

[ (hat-uhr-uhs) ]

Promontory on Hatteras Island off North Carolina, a low, sandy barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound.

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notes for Cape Hatteras

Called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the frequent storms that drive ships landward to their destruction.
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