Tallest, most celebrated and, according to many, most beautiful
lighthouse in the U. S. is the 193-ft. brick tower which stands at Cape
Hatteras. For 66 years this North Carolina landmark has guided mariners
through one of the wickedest bits of ocean along the Atlantic Coast.
Last week, the sea which it had thwarted so long finally humbled the
old tower. Having munched away a mile of the sandy cape since the
lighthouse was built in 1870, the waves finally neared its base, forced
the Government to order it abandoned.
The second Hatteras light to succumb to the ocean, the present black...
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