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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: The Move of the Millenium

CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: THE MOVE OF THE MILLENIUM The light Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moving a Mammoth flashes every 7.5 seconds The lighthouse is located on the shifting barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse was moved about half a mile at a cost of $11.8 million. After more than a year of research and preparation, the move itself took 23 days. Stumpy Point 264 The light Rodanthe- Waves - Salvo . can be seen Hatteras 5 Upon arriving to its new location, the lighthouse was lowered onto a new concrete foundation. The sand was compacted and covered with crushed stone. for 20 Engelhard Island miles. Steel mats formed a PAMLICO temporary track system. SOUND 12 Avon Jacks were used to lift the lighthouse six feet, and then the granite base was replaced by temporary steel beams. Horizontally-set hydraulic jacks pushed the tower along the track system in five-foot increments at a speed of less than 10 feet per hour. The jacks were then retracted and reset There are Cape Hatteras Buxton, 248 Frisco Hatteras, Lighthouse steps. Diamond Shoals (12 Ocracoke ATLANTIC OCEAN Island MILES The structure and steel 3 supports were placed onto rollers, which worked much like along the grid beams. The climb Due to the receding shoreline, the lighthouse was moved in 1999 to a spot 1500 feet from the shore. can be skateboards to slide compared to that of a 12-story them along the track. Forest Road Old location building. Lighthouse Road The black At 208 feet, Cape With a weight of 4,830 tons, the lighthouse's weight is equivalent to that of about 120 eighteen-wheelers. ATLANTIC and white OCEAN Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the world, and it's candycane- over 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. FEET New location striped 500 pattern was added Restoration Efforts when it Since the lighthouse's construction in 1870, the shoreline has been retreating about 15 feet per year. Attempts at stabilizing the shoreline proved ineffective, so in 1999, the National Park Service agreed to relocate the lighthouse to a spot 1500 feet inland. was rebuilt in 1870. Distance from shoreline (in feet) 1500 1982: 700 sandbags used to form protective 1966: 1981: 1999: National Park Service begins the relocation. Sand from Pamlico -1.25 "Seascape" units of artificial seaweed Sound pumped to lighthouse area but eroded quickly. million 1200 are linked to form dike around bricks were 1870: underwater sandbar lighthouse. Originally constructed to prevent erosion. used in 1500 feet from shore. 900 construc- tion. 1930: 600 900 feet of linked steel sheet structures, "groins," placed perpendicular to shoreline to trap and stabilize sand. 300 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Use of groins Sand pumping Sand bags "Seascape" units Lighthouse during relocation Sources: National Park Service, Trifter.com, Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations, Rick's Lighthouse Screensavers, US-Lighthouse Photo Archive, How Stuff Works, Wikipedia, Surfline.com, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research GWEN SAUNDERS Cape Hatteras National Seashore CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: THE MOVE OF THE MILLENIUM The light Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moving a Mammoth flashes every 7.5 seconds The lighthouse is located on the shifting barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse was moved about half a mile at a cost of $11.8 million. After more than a year of research and preparation, the move itself took 23 days. Stumpy Point 264 The light Rodanthe- Waves - Salvo . can be seen Hatteras 5 Upon arriving to its new location, the lighthouse was lowered onto a new concrete foundation. The sand was compacted and covered with crushed stone. for 20 Engelhard Island miles. Steel mats formed a PAMLICO temporary track system. SOUND 12 Avon Jacks were used to lift the lighthouse six feet, and then the granite base was replaced by temporary steel beams. Horizontally-set hydraulic jacks pushed the tower along the track system in five-foot increments at a speed of less than 10 feet per hour. The jacks were then retracted and reset There are Саре Hatteras Buxton, 248 Frisco Hatteras, Lighthouse steps. Diamond Shoals (12 Ocracoke ATLANTIC OCEAN Island MILES The structure and steel 3 supports were placed onto rollers, which worked much like along the grid beams. The climb Due to the receding shoreline, the lighthouse was moved in 1999 to a spot 1500 feet from the shore. can be skateboards to slide compared to that of a 12-story them along the track. Forest Road Old location building. Lighthouse Road The black At 208 feet, Cape With a weight of 4,830 tons, the lighthouse's weight is equivalent to that of about 120 eighteen-wheelers. ATLANTIC and white OCEAN Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the world, and it's candycane- over 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. FEET New location striped 500 pattern was added Restoration Efforts when it Since the lighthouse's construction in 1870, the shoreline has been retreating about 15 feet per year. Attempts at stabilizing the shoreline proved ineffective, so in 1999, the National Park Service agreed to relocate the lighthouse to a spot 1500 feet inland. was rebuilt in 1870. Distance from shoreline (in feet) 1500 1982: 700 sandbags used to form protective 1966: 1981: 1999: National Park Service begins the relocation. Sand from Pamlico -1.25 "Seascape" units of artificial seaweed Sound pumped to lighthouse area but eroded quickly. million 1200 are linked to form dike around bricks were 1870: underwater sandbar lighthouse. Originally constructed to prevent erosion. used in 1500 feet from shore. 900 construc- tion. 1930: 600 900 feet of linked steel sheet structures, "groins," placed perpendicular to shoreline to trap and stabilize sand. 300 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Use of groins Sand pumping Sand bags "Seascape" units Lighthouse during relocation Sources: National Park Service, Trifter.com, Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations, Rick's Lighthouse Screensavers, US-Lighthouse Photo Archive, How Stuff Works, Wikipedia, Surfline.com, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research GWEN SAUNDERS Cape Hatteras National Seashore CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: THE MOVE OF THE MILLENIUM The light Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moving a Mammoth flashes every 7.5 seconds The lighthouse is located on the shifting barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse was moved about half a mile at a cost of $11.8 million. After more than a year of research and preparation, the move itself took 23 days. Stumpy Point 264 The light Rodanthe- Waves - Salvo . can be seen Hatteras 5 Upon arriving to its new location, the lighthouse was lowered onto a new concrete foundation. The sand was compacted and covered with crushed stone. for 20 Engelhard Island miles. Steel mats formed a PAMLICO temporary track system. SOUND 12 Avon Jacks were used to lift the lighthouse six feet, and then the granite base was replaced by temporary steel beams. Horizontally-set hydraulic jacks pushed the tower along the track system in five-foot increments at a speed of less than 10 feet per hour. The jacks were then retracted and reset There are Саре Hatteras Buxton, 248 Frisco Hatteras, Lighthouse steps. Diamond Shoals (12 Ocracoke ATLANTIC OCEAN Island MILES The structure and steel 3 supports were placed onto rollers, which worked much like along the grid beams. The climb Due to the receding shoreline, the lighthouse was moved in 1999 to a spot 1500 feet from the shore. can be skateboards to slide compared to that of a 12-story them along the track. Forest Road Old location building. Lighthouse Road The black At 208 feet, Cape With a weight of 4,830 tons, the lighthouse's weight is equivalent to that of about 120 eighteen-wheelers. ATLANTIC and white OCEAN Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the world, and it's candycane- over 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. FEET New location striped 500 pattern was added Restoration Efforts when it Since the lighthouse's construction in 1870, the shoreline has been retreating about 15 feet per year. Attempts at stabilizing the shoreline proved ineffective, so in 1999, the National Park Service agreed to relocate the lighthouse to a spot 1500 feet inland. was rebuilt in 1870. Distance from shoreline (in feet) 1500 1982: 700 sandbags used to form protective 1966: 1981: 1999: National Park Service begins the relocation. Sand from Pamlico -1.25 "Seascape" units of artificial seaweed Sound pumped to lighthouse area but eroded quickly. million 1200 are linked to form dike around bricks were 1870: underwater sandbar lighthouse. Originally constructed to prevent erosion. used in 1500 feet from shore. 900 construc- tion. 1930: 600 900 feet of linked steel sheet structures, "groins," placed perpendicular to shoreline to trap and stabilize sand. 300 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Use of groins Sand pumping Sand bags "Seascape" units Lighthouse during relocation Sources: National Park Service, Trifter.com, Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations, Rick's Lighthouse Screensavers, US-Lighthouse Photo Archive, How Stuff Works, Wikipedia, Surfline.com, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research GWEN SAUNDERS Cape Hatteras National Seashore CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: THE MOVE OF THE MILLENIUM The light Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moving a Mammoth flashes every 7.5 seconds The lighthouse is located on the shifting barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse was moved about half a mile at a cost of $11.8 million. After more than a year of research and preparation, the move itself took 23 days. Stumpy Point 264 The light Rodanthe- Waves - Salvo . can be seen Hatteras 5 Upon arriving to its new location, the lighthouse was lowered onto a new concrete foundation. The sand was compacted and covered with crushed stone. for 20 Engelhard Island miles. Steel mats formed a PAMLICO temporary track system. SOUND 12 Avon Jacks were used to lift the lighthouse six feet, and then the granite base was replaced by temporary steel beams. Horizontally-set hydraulic jacks pushed the tower along the track system in five-foot increments at a speed of less than 10 feet per hour. The jacks were then retracted and reset There are Саре Hatteras Buxton, 248 Frisco Hatteras, Lighthouse steps. Diamond Shoals (12 Ocracoke ATLANTIC OCEAN Island MILES The structure and steel 3 supports were placed onto rollers, which worked much like along the grid beams. The climb Due to the receding shoreline, the lighthouse was moved in 1999 to a spot 1500 feet from the shore. can be skateboards to slide compared to that of a 12-story them along the track. Forest Road Old location building. Lighthouse Road The black At 208 feet, Cape With a weight of 4,830 tons, the lighthouse's weight is equivalent to that of about 120 eighteen-wheelers. ATLANTIC and white OCEAN Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the world, and it's candycane- over 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. FEET New location striped 500 pattern was added Restoration Efforts when it Since the lighthouse's construction in 1870, the shoreline has been retreating about 15 feet per year. Attempts at stabilizing the shoreline proved ineffective, so in 1999, the National Park Service agreed to relocate the lighthouse to a spot 1500 feet inland. was rebuilt in 1870. Distance from shoreline (in feet) 1500 1982: 700 sandbags used to form protective 1966: 1981: 1999: National Park Service begins the relocation. Sand from Pamlico -1.25 "Seascape" units of artificial seaweed Sound pumped to lighthouse area but eroded quickly. million 1200 are linked to form dike around bricks were 1870: underwater sandbar lighthouse. Originally constructed to prevent erosion. used in 1500 feet from shore. 900 construc- tion. 1930: 600 900 feet of linked steel sheet structures, "groins," placed perpendicular to shoreline to trap and stabilize sand. 300 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Use of groins Sand pumping Sand bags "Seascape" units Lighthouse during relocation Sources: National Park Service, Trifter.com, Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations, Rick's Lighthouse Screensavers, US-Lighthouse Photo Archive, How Stuff Works, Wikipedia, Surfline.com, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research GWEN SAUNDERS Cape Hatteras National Seashore CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: THE MOVE OF THE MILLENIUM The light Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moving a Mammoth flashes every 7.5 seconds The lighthouse is located on the shifting barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse was moved about half a mile at a cost of $11.8 million. After more than a year of research and preparation, the move itself took 23 days. Stumpy Point 264 The light Rodanthe- Waves - Salvo . can be seen Hatteras 5 Upon arriving to its new location, the lighthouse was lowered onto a new concrete foundation. The sand was compacted and covered with crushed stone. for 20 Engelhard Island miles. Steel mats formed a PAMLICO temporary track system. SOUND 12 Avon Jacks were used to lift the lighthouse six feet, and then the granite base was replaced by temporary steel beams. Horizontally-set hydraulic jacks pushed the tower along the track system in five-foot increments at a speed of less than 10 feet per hour. The jacks were then retracted and reset There are Саре Hatteras Buxton, 248 Frisco Hatteras, Lighthouse steps. Diamond Shoals (12 Ocracoke ATLANTIC OCEAN Island MILES The structure and steel 3 supports were placed onto rollers, which worked much like along the grid beams. The climb Due to the receding shoreline, the lighthouse was moved in 1999 to a spot 1500 feet from the shore. can be skateboards to slide compared to that of a 12-story them along the track. Forest Road Old location building. Lighthouse Road The black At 208 feet, Cape With a weight of 4,830 tons, the lighthouse's weight is equivalent to that of about 120 eighteen-wheelers. ATLANTIC and white OCEAN Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the world, and it's candycane- over 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. FEET New location striped 500 pattern was added Restoration Efforts when it Since the lighthouse's construction in 1870, the shoreline has been retreating about 15 feet per year. Attempts at stabilizing the shoreline proved ineffective, so in 1999, the National Park Service agreed to relocate the lighthouse to a spot 1500 feet inland. was rebuilt in 1870. Distance from shoreline (in feet) 1500 1982: 700 sandbags used to form protective 1966: 1981: 1999: National Park Service begins the relocation. Sand from Pamlico -1.25 "Seascape" units of artificial seaweed Sound pumped to lighthouse area but eroded quickly. million 1200 are linked to form dike around bricks were 1870: underwater sandbar lighthouse. Originally constructed to prevent erosion. used in 1500 feet from shore. 900 construc- tion. 1930: 600 900 feet of linked steel sheet structures, "groins," placed perpendicular to shoreline to trap and stabilize sand. 300 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Use of groins Sand pumping Sand bags "Seascape" units Lighthouse during relocation Sources: National Park Service, Trifter.com, Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations, Rick's Lighthouse Screensavers, US-Lighthouse Photo Archive, How Stuff Works, Wikipedia, Surfline.com, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research GWEN SAUNDERS Cape Hatteras National Seashore CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE: THE MOVE OF THE MILLENIUM The light Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moving a Mammoth flashes every 7.5 seconds The lighthouse is located on the shifting barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The lighthouse was moved about half a mile at a cost of $11.8 million. After more than a year of research and preparation, the move itself took 23 days. Stumpy Point 264 The light Rodanthe- Waves - Salvo . can be seen Hatteras 5 Upon arriving to its new location, the lighthouse was lowered onto a new concrete foundation. The sand was compacted and covered with crushed stone. for 20 Engelhard Island miles. Steel mats formed a PAMLICO temporary track system. SOUND 12 Avon Jacks were used to lift the lighthouse six feet, and then the granite base was replaced by temporary steel beams. Horizontally-set hydraulic jacks pushed the tower along the track system in five-foot increments at a speed of less than 10 feet per hour. The jacks were then retracted and reset There are Саре Hatteras Buxton, 248 Frisco Hatteras, Lighthouse steps. Diamond Shoals (12 Ocracoke ATLANTIC OCEAN Island MILES The structure and steel 3 supports were placed onto rollers, which worked much like along the grid beams. The climb Due to the receding shoreline, the lighthouse was moved in 1999 to a spot 1500 feet from the shore. can be skateboards to slide compared to that of a 12-story them along the track. Forest Road Old location building. Lighthouse Road The black At 208 feet, Cape With a weight of 4,830 tons, the lighthouse's weight is equivalent to that of about 120 eighteen-wheelers. ATLANTIC and white OCEAN Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the world, and it's candycane- over 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. FEET New location striped 500 pattern was added Restoration Efforts when it Since the lighthouse's construction in 1870, the shoreline has been retreating about 15 feet per year. Attempts at stabilizing the shoreline proved ineffective, so in 1999, the National Park Service agreed to relocate the lighthouse to a spot 1500 feet inland. was rebuilt in 1870. Distance from shoreline (in feet) 1500 1982: 700 sandbags used to form protective 1966: 1981: 1999: National Park Service begins the relocation. Sand from Pamlico -1.25 "Seascape" units of artificial seaweed Sound pumped to lighthouse area but eroded quickly. million 1200 are linked to form dike around bricks were 1870: underwater sandbar lighthouse. Originally constructed to prevent erosion. used in 1500 feet from shore. 900 construc- tion. 1930: 600 900 feet of linked steel sheet structures, "groins," placed perpendicular to shoreline to trap and stabilize sand. 300 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Use of groins Sand pumping Sand bags "Seascape" units Lighthouse during relocation Sources: National Park Service, Trifter.com, Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations, Rick's Lighthouse Screensavers, US-Lighthouse Photo Archive, How Stuff Works, Wikipedia, Surfline.com, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research GWEN SAUNDERS Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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