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Hatteras History on the Move: Lighthouse Relocation in Progress


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In January 1999, the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was slightly over 100 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years various strategies had been used to keep away the encroaching waves, including construction of three concrete groins, beach renourishment, and sandfilled nylon bags. The structure is now being moved away from the ocean, 3,000 feet to the southwest. Plans call for the lighthouse to reopen in its new location on Memorial Day 2000.
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