• dharmon

Controversial at time, 1999 move of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse inland now looks like right call

When experts decided in 1999 that the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse had to be moved to survive, Dare County officials sued to stop the risky relocation.

They lost, however, and the nation’s tallest brick lighthouse — built in 1870 at 198.49 feet — was put on rails and rolled to a new home on Hatteras Island.


1 view

Recent Posts

See All

1-906-281-3984   |   dhec@davidharmon.us