Hatteras Village - 1923

Hatteras Village. Photo taken July 16, 1923 looking from Pamlico Sound toward the ocean. Some of the buildings still exist, but many have been replaced with newer structures. The harbor is very different today with a protective breakwater and a deepened channel. Notice the schooner and the many fishing boats anchored in the sound, lower center of photograph. This photo was taken by the U.S. Army Air Corp during the time that Gen. Billy Mitchell was conducting tests of the vulnerability of naval forces to aerial bombardment. The arrows mark landing points for supplying the troops and the dotted lines mark the airfield.

Hatteras Village, Then - 1923, Now - 2003

The top photo, taken in July 16, 1923 shows the center of Hatteras Village (the Triangle). The bottom photo was taken July 3, 2003, almost 80 years later. Thanks to Dwight Burrus for taking me on the flight to capture the picture. Some of the buildings present in 1923 are still present and labeled in the photos:

A. House 2 doors southeast of the Channel Bass Restaurant.

B. Austin General Store, now a tackle shop.

C. U.S. Weather Bureau Station.

D. House near the Hatteras harbor.

Ray Midgett