The New Student's Reference Work/Cape Hatteras
Cape Hat'teras, the most easterly point of North Carolina, separated from the mainland by Pamlico Sound. South of Delaware no land stretches so far into the Atlantic as does Cape Hatteras. Nor is any point on the coast more noted for its frequent and dangerous storms. The Gulf Stream flows within twenty miles of it. There is a lighthouse one and one fourth miles from the outermost point.