CAPE HATTERAS

Year Established:
1798
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2002
Photo Credit:
Candace Clifford
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
N. OF CAPE HATTERAS POINT/OUTER BANKS
Latitude:
35° 15.3'
Longitude:
75° 31.2'
City / Town:
BUXTON
U.S. State:
North Carolina
Location County:
DARE
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. CAPE HATTERAS
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1870
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE/TIMBER/RUBBLE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
191
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
189
Tower Shape:
CONICAL W/BLACK LANTERN
Tower Daymark:
Black and White Spiral
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1871
Keeper's Quarters Style:
VICTORIAN
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
DUPLEX KEEPERS QUARTERS (1854), CISTERN, OIL HOUSE (1892), STORAGE BUILDING, RUINS OF 1803 TOWER

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
DCB-24
Original Optic Type:
FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1870
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017