Photographer's Note

The Cape Hatteras Light is probably the most famous of the US lighthouses and is certainly the tallest at 198 feet. Built in 1802 the light was upgraded a number of times over the next two centuries. It is located on a narrow strip of sand close to the ocean in an area known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. The offshore shoals, 14 miles out at sea, have claimed an untold number of wayward vessles.

Erosion had been an constant threat to the structure, which eventually became an emminent threat to this historic lighthouse. In the summer of 1999 the light house was moved to it's current location 2900 ft further inland.

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Additional Photos by Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 78 N: 414] (2301)
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