Dare County, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the U.S., was built in 1870, 1,500 feet (460 meters) from the shoreline, replacing a lighthouse built near the present site in 1803. It is 200 feet (61 meters) tall and weighs approximately 2,800 tons (2,540 metric tons). Protective measures to reduce the rate of beach erosion in front of the lighthouse have provided a temporary respite, but by late 1987, the lighthouse stood only 160 feet (49 meters) from the sea. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is on one of the barrier islands that constitute North Carolina's Outer Banks.  Source: http://www.nps.gov/caha/lighthousereports.htm
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