The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is back to beaming again after a quick Tuesday repair by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse went unintentionally dark at some point over
Memorial Day weekend, but Boone Vandzura, the National Seashore’s Chief
Ranger for the Cape Hatteras Group, reports that it was shining again
in time for the Tuesday evening full moon tour.
says that an electrician mate with the U.S. Coast Guard replaced the
daylight control mechanism, which fixed the problem.
“We appreciate the U.S. Coast Guard’s quick response and repair of the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse,” said Vandzura.
is the second time that the lighthouse has ceased operations in 2018,
as it suffered damage in January after a wave of winter storms, and
remained dark for more than a month due to repairs that required
built-from-scratch replacement parts. This time, the light was only out
of commission for several days at most.