After going dark over the weekend, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was illuminated once again after the U.S. Coast Guard conducted successful repairs at around 7 p.m. on Sunday night.
The lighthouse will remain on through Monday morning, as the Coast Guard finishes up remaining repairs to the light.
Though the lighthouse itself is managed by the National Park Service, the light within the structure is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, which is responsible for the repairs.
The lighthouse has malfunctioned and has been temporarily turned off before, most recently in August of 2019. In 2018, the light was disabled for roughly a month due to damage from a wave of winter storms, and the need for a replacement part to be built from scratch.