Weeks Marine has announced the change of pumping directions over the course of the next week. An anticipated weather delay may cease pumping operations this weekend for the Buxton project. The dredge C.R. McCaskill plans to remain on site during this weather delay. When pumping is forced to shut down due to rough sea conditions, the beach crews will detach the current pipeline and transit the pipes to the south of the subline. The newly nourished beach is expected to open to public after Weeks Marine moves the active construction zone to the south. When pumping operations resume sometime next week, construction will proceed south from the subline towards the village of Buxton.
For more information about current beach nourishment projects in Dare County, projects maps and frequently asked questions, please visit MoreBeachtoLove.com
The dredge CR McCaskill has returned to Buxton and work has resumed, moving to the north. Click here to view the project map.
Approximately 10% of the project has been completed so far. Updated information will be posted as soon as information is available.
For details about all beach nourishment projects occurring in Dare County, please visit MoreBeachtoLove.com.
Buxton Dredging Operations for Re-nourishment back in action.
Weather permitting, the dredge CR McCaskill will return to Buxton on Saturday, July 15 and resume pumping sand on Sunday, July 16. Work will move to the north. Click here to view the project map. Approximately 10% of the project has been completed so far. Any schedule updates will be posted on MoreBeachtoLove.com as soon as information is available.
When life serves you lemons and big yellow machines, what should you do? Have FUN, of course! … Especially when you are on vacation along the Outer Banks.
Cape Hatteras Motel has been actively involved in keeping you informed about the progress of the Buxton beach re-nourishment which is happening throughout the summer. And while the work is still located north of the motel (and will be for several more weeks), it’s a fascinating project to watch and experience first-hand, and we would like to commemorate it in a way that’s fun for the entire family.
We’re pleased to announce that Cape Hatteras Motel is your exclusive location for purchasing “We Got Pumped” t-shirts! With an original design and a bit of whimsy thrown in, (who doesn’t love a crab with binoculars?), the shirts are a great way to show your Cape Attitude™ and tell the world you were here when sand was being pumped at a whopping 17,000 gallons per hour!
The shirts come in three colors – black, tropical blue and safety green; and are available in Kids sizes M and L and adult sizes S,M,L,XL, and XXL. Children’s sizes are $17.99 plus tax, and adults are $21.99 plus tax.
You can purchase them during your visit here at the office, or you can order by calling the office at 252-995-5611 with your credit card information and we’ll send your order to you with a small shipping charge added.
These shirts will not be sold anywhere else, and this is a limited run so they will become a collector’s item.
Having an expanded beach means a more stable and viable Highway 12, so the project is long-awaited! Join in on the fun and order your shirts today – they’ll make great gifts for all the OBX lovers in your circle of family and friends!
Buxton Dredging Operations for Re-nourishment on Hold
With rough sea conditions forecasted later this week, Weeks Marine has announced that that the dredge C.R. McCaskill will travel to Norfolk to ensure safety. The McCaskill is expected to return next week and resume operations by Wednesday, July 12. Travel time to Norfolk is approximately two and a half days. While there, the dredge will undergo routine maintenance.
Approximately 10% of the project has been completed thus far and the project manager representing Dare County reports that the sand being pumped from offshore is excellent quality.