The Hatteras Light

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We visited the Hatteras Lighthouse, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, many years ago when the ocean was cutting away at its feet! The beautiful waves lapping the beach, serene in the summer, turns choppy and deadly during the fall hurricane season. At that time, plans were being worked on to save the lighthouse from being washed into the sea.  A few years later engineers worked out a way to dig under the lighthouse and set it on rails. From there they moved it slowly, just inches a day, until it was inland far enough away from the eroding shoreline.  A new foundation was built under it and it is now open once again for summer visitors.

Majestic lighthouse

Moved to solid ground

Ships still see the light

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

 

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