Selections from Chapter 5
And God created the earth in six days; and on the seventh day, God rested from his labors.
And the seventh day was declared as a Sabbath;
and God rested on His Sabbath in the dunes of
And as He watched His Sun rise over His Core Bank,
He was pleased with His creation.
And God said, I have made mine Oceans to roar as a wild beast when I am in anger;
But I am a loving Father and so have I created a Haven for mine Children so They may be secured in mine anger.
And have called it Lookout Bight.
And on that Sabbath He looked upon his Children’s Heaven and was pleased with His
And He looked into the future of His Children and saw that they would in the duration of time build a tall tower so as to look upon His waters.
And as God rested in the dunes of Shackleford that Sabbath, He commanded His servant, Adam, to call the tower Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
And so it was that God watched as His Sun moved into His western waters and darkness fell upon His creations, and He was pleased with His works.
And so God slept in the dunes of Shackleford.
“Lookout is easy of access, with no bar at its entrance, no pilot required, no port entry fees, with good rail and water communication with the interior, and located almost directly on the tract of passing vessels going north and south. Hatteras is difficult of access at the very times when its use will be most required and necessary., it has no communication with the interior, except by shallow, light-draft boats, and has no physical connection with the mainland, and the vessels going north and south do not approach it any closer than absoluttely driven to do by stress of weather."
The Keeper of Cape Lookout Life-Saving Station, William 4H. Gaskill, wrote from Harkers Island on 6 November 1911 that Board members who visited the Cape would “...see the advantages this place has over any place between Cape Henry and Charleston to build a harbor of refuge.” Gaskill reported an average of six vessels using the Bight daily in overnight anchorage.