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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a Must See
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse protects one of the most treacherous parts of the Cape and of the North Carolina coast.
The first lighthouse went up here in 1803 but the realization of a taller light and new needs meant the current lighthouse opened in 1870 near Kill Devil Hills.
At 198 feet tall, it’s the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. The lighthouse was actually moved in 1999 to its current location, 1,500 feet from shore – as it originally was.
The Double Keepers’ Quarters, the Principal Keeper’s Quarters, the dwelling cisterns, and the oil house were all relocated with the lighthouse.
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