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Transport: Hatteras Humbled

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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