Archive for August 13, 2010

Story Behind the Photo: Cape Hatteras Light Station

 

Cape Hatteras LighthouseThe Cape Hatteras Light Station, one of the most famous symbols of North Carolina, is found on the Outer Banks in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is the tallest brick lighthouse in the US at 210 feet tall with a whopping 248 steps to the top, the equivalent of a 12 story building. If that wasn’t enough, the lighthouse is also the tallest brick structure to ever be moved. After 129 years of coastal erosion, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the Atlantic Ocean in 1999. It was very carefully moved 2,900 feet inland in to protect it over the course of 23 days. Click here to buy a print and view the entire collection


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