- Cape, a promontory on an island off the E coast of North Carolina.
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- Cape Hatteras a promontory off the E coast of North Carolina, on Hatteras Island, which is situated between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic: known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its danger to shipping
Called the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of the frequent storms that drive ships landward to their destruction.
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