Thursday, April 11, 2013

Travels: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse #3

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Lightkeepers and their families lived on the grounds of the lighthouse. It was often an isolated and lonely existence, although the Cape Hatteras lightkeepers were more fortunate than most in this regard, with several life stations and the town of Buxton nearby. The structure pictured above, known as the Double Keepers' Quarters, dates from 1854 and housed the families of the two assistant lightkeepers. Below is the Principal Keeper's Quarters, built in 1871.


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