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for Coastwatch Vol. 6 Issue 2, February 1979
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The water is getting dangerously close to the Cape Lookout lighthouse. With erosion increasing from 2.8 feet a month to 23.4 feet a month, it will not be long before the lighthouse is falling into the sea. While blame for this problem is being put on various causes, the big issue now is not who did it, but how the lighthouse will be saved.
Now that the need to save the Cape Lookout lighthouse is recognized, the question is how? Various ideas have been put forward, from bank revetment to simply moving the lighthouse itself.
A look back at the history of the Cape Lookout lighthouse from its conception to the strenuous building process the lighthouse has been through quite a lot.