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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Panoramic Picture

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Panoramic Picture

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, one of America's most visited lighthouses, was built in 1870 and is the tallest lighthouse in the United States at 208 feet. It was built to warn sailors of the shallow sandbars off the cape. The frame buildings near the lighthouse served as quarters to the keepers of the light. The lighthouse was moved one-half mile inland from its original location in 1999, placing it 1600 feet from the ocean, the same distance as when it was originally built. This panoramic photograph was taken by James Blakeway.
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Panoramic Pictures

Panoramic pictures of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse feature the tallest lighthouse in the nation, with an iconic black and white diagonally-striped facade. Located on Hatteras Island near Buxton, North Carolina, the original tower was first built on this site in 1802. Cape Hatteras is an extremely important mainstay of the East Coast for the dangerous waterways throughout the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Seated on the point of collision for the cold Labrador Current with the warm ocean stream of the Gulf Current, it has long been the site of many powerful ocean storms. The number of ships destroyed in these waters gave the area the nickname in as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" during the Civil War.

As the tallest brick lighthouse in the world and one of the most immediately recognizable in appearance, viewing Cape Hatteras Light panoramic pictures makes it easy to see why this memorable structure is a favored visual to display in many homes and offices.

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