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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse,
Buxton, NC
*Dates of operation~~ 1870-present
*Building Material~~ Brick, cast iron, & stone
*Tower~~ 207 feet, (10 feet underground, 197 feet above ground)
*Elevation~~ 210 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ Black & white spiral w/ red brick base & black lantern
*Light Pattern~~ White flash every 7.5 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, duplex asst. keeper's quarters, cisterns, oil
house
*Automated~~ 1936
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ DCB-24 airport beacon
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard & National Park Service
*Waterway Location~~ Diamond Shoals, Outer Banks
*Significant Feature~~ Cape Hatteras is the tallest lighthouse in the U. S. In 1999, tower
was moved 900 feet to escape threatening beach erosion.    

          LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site- Cape Hatteras National Seashore
https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/chls.htm

Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
https://www.outerbankslighthousesociety.org/

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=356

Aerial photos from Marinas.com
https://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/195_Cape_Hatteras_Lighthouse_Manteo_NC_United_States
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