Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Location: North of Cape Hatteras Point, Outer Banks, Hatteras Island, North Carolina
WGS-84 (GPS) [show location on an interactive map] 35°15′02″N, 75°31′43.7″W

Year first constructed: 1803 (original tower)
1870 (current tower)
Year first lit: 1870 (current tower)
Automated: 1936 (skeleton tower)
1950 (current tower)
Foundation: Granite, timber and rubble (first location)
Reinforced concrete (current location)
Construction: Brick
Tower shape: Conical
Markings/Pattern: white and black spiral bands with red brick base.
Height: 198.5 ft (63 m) [1]
Original lens: First order Fresnel, 1870
Current lens: DCB-24 (1972)
Range: 20 nm (37 km)
Characteristic: Short flash every 7.5 seconds

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