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Location: Nags Head

In 1837, the federal government sent Lieutenant Napoleon L. Coste of the revenue cutter Campbell to examine the coastline for potential lighthouse sites that would supplement the existing one at Cape Hatteras. Coste determined that southbound ships w...
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Location: Buxton

The light at the top is automated and is visible every 7.5 seconds. In good visibility conditions, the beacon can often be seen for 20 miles (32 km) out at sea, although its official range is 24 miles (39 km) under optimal conditions. Over 1 million ...
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Location: Corolla

LIGHTHOUSE FACTS + Number of steps: 214 + Height to focal plane of lens: 158 feet + Height to top of roof: 162 feet + Number of bricks: approximately one million + Thickness of wall at base: 5 feet 8 inches + Thickness of wall at parapet: 3 f...
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Location: Ocracoke

Ocracoke Light was built in Hyde County, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in 1823 by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. The lighthouse stands 75 feet (23 m) tall. Its diameter narrows from 25 feet (8 m) at the base to 12 feet (3.7 m) at its peak. ...
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