In 1999, The Entire Cape Hatteras Lighthouse In North Carolina Was Physically Moved Over Half A Mile – It Was A Big Deal
North Carolina is home to a number of lighthouses – each one as fascinating as the next. But in terms of back stories, one of them stands out above the rest. In 1999, with the sea quickly encroaching upon the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the decision was made to pick it up and move it 2,900 feet to the southwest.
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You can learn more about the lighthouse, including dates when it’s open for visitors, from the official website of the National Park Service. Have you climbed to the top of America’s tallest brick lighthouse? What’s your favorite lighthouse in the North Carolina? Join the discussion in the comments!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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