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Cape Lookout Light
Harkers Island, North Carolina

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 10.0 (2 reviews)

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General Information
Date Established: 1812
Date Present Tower Built: 1859
Date Automated: 1950
Height of Tower: 169 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 156 ft.


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Open to Public?: Grounds open to public.

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You need boat transportation to island. You can catch a ferry out of Harkers Island.

Submitted by: rocky5128 Date of last review: Sat Nov 29, 2008 Views: 3828

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Joined: 21 Oct 2006
Posts: 6
Review Date: Mon Nov 6, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 10 


We visited this lighthouse on November 4, 2006 during one of the Open House days. The lighthouse is beautiful! We learned from the North Carolina Ferry Division that the diagonal checkerboard daymark on this light was originally intended for Cape Hatteras. Cape Hatteras marks Diamond Shoals. Cape Hatteras has the black and white spiral daymark that was intended for Cape Lookout.
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Joined: 29 Aug 2006
Posts: 573
Review Date: Sat Nov 29, 2008 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | | Rating: 0 

Pros: spectacular place to camp for dawn/sunset photography

Cape Lookout is a spectacular lighthouse. I would note, however that your point of departure to go out there is Harker's Island. Lookout is not on Harker's Island.
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