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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:51 pm


To those who are interested, I have just updated my Cape Hatteras page on my website. You can find it by following this link.

http://beachbum.homestead.com/Lighthous ... teras.html

I hope you enjoy!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:00 pm


Nice job, Stephen, and beautiful photos--as always!!!! :D
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Postby Hersh » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:11 pm


Ditto !!!

This takes me back to what was unfortunately my one and only trip to the OBX. (so far) I'm itching to get back!!!!!
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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:44 am


Stephen, As always, your work is just great. The layout is singularly in your style, the writing informative, the pictures silently speak for themselves ...

Two thoughts ... one personal ... one historical ...

On a personal note ... as necessary as the move was, do you feel now, in its present location away from the shoreline, that Cape Hatteras has lost a little of its aura, that indefineable feel you get where man meets sea meets shore?

Secondly, while any American Flag CAN be referred to as "Old Glory,"if I read the website correctly (www.usflag.org ) then this is the flag, the twenty-four star one, specifically referred to as "Old Glory"

<img src="http://www.usflag.org/history/images/24star.gif">

(... and if someone is more of a history buff ... or can discern something different than what I read, please correct me)

Stephen, thanks for the update ... keep expanding your work ... its appreciated from here.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:52 am


Leah & Mike,

Thanks for the kind words!

As for your question Barry, our first visit to the lighthouse was in the spring of '02, of course after the move.

I will have to admit that I was a little disappointed when we first arrived. Having grown up in NC most of my life, learning in school and being intreagued about the lighthouse and all the maritime history of the coast, I think I had my "minds eye" set on something more spectacular.

On that particular day, Currituck and Bodie came first, and I think that the impressiveness of those two towers and knowning that Hatteras was taller and sort of the "grandfather" of lighthouses so to speak, I expected more.

However, I will have to say that the more we visit this tower, the more I come to appreciate it, even in its new home, safe from the sea. Do I wish I would have had the opportunity to visit the tower before the move, YES! But I am happy to know that it is still there, where we can visit it hopefully for years to come.

Oh, and btw, would "stars and stripes" be more accurate. "I like to be as accurate as possible on my site?
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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:56 pm


I have added a little something extra to this page if you would like to take a look.

http://beachbum.homestead.com/Lighthous ... teras.html
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Postby Gary Martin » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:53 pm


No two ways about it, Cape Hatteras was in a much more impressive location when the lighthouse stood where the circle of stones with the keeper's names on them now stand.

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That said, while the new location is not nearly as impressive, nor as conducive to dramatic photography for that matter, I'm still glad they moved it. Think what a colossal shame it woiuld have been for Cape Hatteras to have been claimed by the Atlantic during hurricane Isabel....
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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:53 am


Excellent page, Stephen! Well done!

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