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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

 

 
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
1. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Tallest brick lighthouse in nation at 208 feet. Constructed, 1869~1870, to mark Diamond Shoals. Replaced 1802 structure.
 
Erected 1989 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 15.899′ N, 75° 31.489′ W. Marker is in Buxton, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 12 and Lighthouse Road, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 12. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buxton NC 27920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Shoals (approx. mile away); U.S.S. Monitor (approx. mile away); Radio Milestone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Billy Mitchell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Life at the Light (approx. one mile away); Paukenschlag (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mitchell Demonstrates Air Power (approx. 6 miles away); America's 1st Attempt at Civil War Reunification (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buxton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cape Hatteras Light Station National Historic Landmark Study
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
2. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Marker
. (Submitted on April 29, 2010.)
2. December 1870 - The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This Month in NC History, from the University of North Carolina website. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
Additional keywords. Cape Hatteras National Seashore; National Park Service
 
Categories. CommunicationsLandmarksMan-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
3. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
4. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 16, 2010
5. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
View from National Park Service visitor's center.
Picture of the light - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
6. Picture of the light - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
This picture was taken from the observation platform that surrounds the light. The platform was also used by the tenders to clean and maintain the light.
Inside the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
7. Inside the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
This picture is of the mechanism that was used to turn the light.
Stair well inside Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
8. Stair well inside Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
I have forgotten the number of steps to reach the top. There was a plaque at the base that told how many steps there are. I can verify that, what ever the number, they are all there, and it felt like maybe a few extra.
View from the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
9. View from the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
The picture is of the lighthouse tender's residence. They were also moved to the present site when the lighthouse was moved.
View from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse looking toward the ocean. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
10. View from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse looking toward the ocean.
This view is looking toward the spot that the lighthouse was moved from. The cleared area is where steel plates were laid for the carriage that supported the lighthouse, to ride on.
Ample parking. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
11. Ample parking.
Ample parking, even for the big boys toys.
Camp ground image. Click for full size.
By M. L., September 2000
12. Camp ground
There is plenty of camping close to the lighthouse.
Entrance to Cape Hatteras image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 23, 2009
13. Entrance to Cape Hatteras
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,675 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   5. submitted on April 20, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on September 13, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   13. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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