Per a Tuesday night update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the light in the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is currently not rotating and is stuck in a fixed position. However, the U.S. Coast Guard has been notified, and will dispatch a technician to fix the issue.
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 any ensuing repairs.
The lighthouse has gotten stuck in a stationary position before, and most recently in both late August and May of 2019. In February of 2018, the light was disabled for roughly a month due to damage from a wave of winter storms, and the problem was fixed with a replacement part that was built from scratch.
The Island Free Press will continue to post updates on the lighthouse repairs as soon as they are available.