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Name: Hatteras Beacon  

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Nearest Town or City:
Manteo, North Carolina, United States

Location: Cape Point, Cape Hatteras (3/4 mile from Cape Hatteras Light).

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Height of Focal Plane: 25

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white light, visible for 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square wooden tower on pilings.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1855

Date Deactivated: 1898 (?)

Optics: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Tilman F. Smith (?-1898)


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