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NPS to present program on WWI U-boats off the North Carolina coast

National Park Service News Release

Know Your Park Series:  World War I:  U-boats off the North Carolina Coast

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the Ocracoke Community Center by Michael Lowrey, World War I historian and main contributor to the web site uboat.net.

His program, titled World War I: U-Boats off the North Carolina Coast, will also be held in the Fessenden Center in Buxton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. Both programs are free and will last approximately one hour.

World War I touched the shores of Cape Hatteras, nearly 100 years ago, in 1918.  Lowrey’s presentation will focus on archaeological and historical data of German U-boat activity which threatened the North Carolina coast during World War I and will bring to life this little known, but all important, story of America’s maritime history.

For information on the Outer Banks Group national park sites, visit www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/fora; Twitter: @CapeHatterasNPS, @WrightBrosNPS, @FortRaleighNPS; or call 252-473-2111.