401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
Restoration work on the 1874 boathouse occurred in 1976 – 1978, returning it to its condition during the period of significance, 1885 – 1915. This included removal of some add-on wings not present in this period. Damage to the cedar roof and siding which occurred during Hurricane Isabel in 2003 was repaired. More recently, additional stabilization work on the 1874 boathouse, the 1892 kitchen and the 1904 station house has occurred. Little interior work has been done on the 1904 building other than the addition of supports to shore up the tower. Restoration of the 1904 building currently awaits further funding and completion of the project may require connection to the water main, another expensive undertaking.
The station has been nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. A historic structure report was completed in September, 1987. Currently the 1874 boathouse is considered saved, while the 1904 building is still on our threatened list, although no immediate risks are present. he Seashore is interested in partnering with other organizations .
The station grounds can be visited but the buildings themselves are all enclosed in a chain link fence.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm
Additional details regarding the construction projects including photographs can be found at: http://beachbum.homestead.com/Life-SavingStations/Stations/Little_Kinnakeet.html