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Cape Lookout Lighthouse


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In 1804, Congress authorized construction of a lighthouse on Cape Lookout, the southernmost tip of the Outer Banks barrier islands. Completed in 1812, the Cape Lookout light was reconstructed in 1859 to its height of 163 feet and, today, is still an acting aid to navigation. It was painted with its distinctive black and white diamond pattern in 1873. A new keeper's quarters was constructed at the same time. The keeper's quarters is accessible to visitors on a seasonal basis. There is no access by road to the undeveloped islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Ferry services are available from Davis, Atlantic, Harkers Island, Beaufort, and Morehead City.




Address:
131 Charles St. (Harkers Island Road)
Harkers Island, NC 28531
Phone: (252)728-2250
Our Email: calo_administration@nps.gov
Our Website:www.nps.gov/calo

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Cape Lookout Lighthouse

In 1804, Congress authorized construction of a lighthouse on Cape Lookout, the southernmost tip of the Outer Banks barrier islands. Completed in 1812, the Cape Lookout light was reconstructed in 1859 to its height of 163

Harkers Island, NC Lighthouses

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore consists of three undeveloped barrier islands covering 55 miles. Activities include:

Harkers Island, NC Other Attractions

Local Yokel Ferry and Tours

Local ferry tours of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks.

Harkers Island, NC Tours

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center documents and preserves the cultural heritage of Core Sound through temporary exhibits, demonstrations and events. Its collection is the region'

Harkers Island, NC Museums

Calico Jacks Inn & Marina

This 24-unit inn offers comfortable rooms and efficiencies in Harkers Island within sight of Cape Lookout. The inn's marina offers fishing charter and water-taxi services.

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