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Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina

#NC-09140-LH - Notecards
Also available in Assortment #AST-901

Easily recognizable today because of its unusual black-and-white diamond pattern, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, built in 1859, guarded a Confederate stronghold in the Civil War. Forced to retreat, the Confederates unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the sturdy lighthouse; however, they did manage to obliterate the nearby original 104-foot tower, which had been built in 1812.

Even though explosives failed to destroy the 156-foot Cape Lookout Lighthouse, it has been less successful at withstanding erosion. The danger here has come mostly from tidal currents in Bardens Inlet rather than from the ocean. In recent years, dredging operations in the inlet have eased the threat of erosion.

To visit Cape Lookout Lighthouse, take US-70 through Morehead City and Beaufort. At Otway, follow the signs to Harkers Island, where a passenger ferry travels to the barrier island twice a day. The U.S. Coast Guard owns and operates the lighthouse. The tower is closed to the public, but the National Park Service owns the surrounding land, which includes a visitors center in the assistant keepers' duplex. Structures at the site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Text © 1999 Terry White, Drawing © 1999 Bill Harrah


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