By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Of all the lighthouses off the coast of North Carolina, Cape Hatteras has always fascinated me. Perhaps it's because it is the first lighthouse my parents took me to visit when I was a young girl. I remember my mom and grandmother standing over the porch rail of the museum house posing for a photo. We still have those Polaroid photos. This was back in the 1980's long before it was moved to it's current location in 1999. So it was only fitting that we took our daughter to see Cape Hatteras Lighthouse a few years ago.
The first photo is of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in it's new location.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is America's tallest lighthouse at 198 feet. It is currently one of two lighthouses open to the public. At one time the upper half of the original structure was painted red and the lower half was white, not the black and white swirl that the current structure has. The second photo was taken from the top of the lighthouse. The lighthouse keeper's house is below, now a museum, also moved from it's original location.
Here we are in front of the entrance to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 2007.