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Produced by Our State magazine and UNC-TV. Segment originally aired on 5/4/2005. Link to content on YouTube.

Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2017) Perhaps America's most recognizable lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Light, in Buxton, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a series of barrier splits and islands on the state's Atlantic coast. Buxton Dare County North Carolina United States, 2017. -06-17. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

"An Act to erect a Lighthouse.."

“An Act to erect a Lighthouse on the headland of Caper Hatteras,” 1794. Copy of the congressional act providing for the construction of the original Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


"An act to amend the act entitled..."

Copy of the 1905 congressional act to provide for the construction and operation of a lighthouse on Cape Hatteras. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.