Attain even greater nautical heights with this substantial 39" wood interpretation of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Bearing the unmistakable black & white helical Daymark of the Cape Hatteras Light, this sturdy wood tower has 3 cut-out windows and sits on a round black base.
DISCLOSURE: This version of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse does have some noticeable differences, specifically it does not have a red-brick octagonal base, the cupola has 2 levels of balconies, and it is painted black & ivory.
- 39" tall
- 7.5" diameter base
- 4 lbs, 4 oz
- Painted wood with black braided string railings
The actual lighthouse was first lit in 1803 to warn ships away from the treacherous Diamond Shoals, but has since moved farther inland due to receding shorelines. It is the tallest lighthouse in the U.S. and one of the tallest in the world. It's nickname is the "Big Barber Pole" because of its unusual striping, which folklore attributes to a mix-up by the builder.
Weighing 5,000 tons and 200 feet tall, Cape Hatteras lighthouse is also the tallest masonry structure every moved. Due to erosion, the light was only 15 feet from the ocean's edge and was relocated 1,500 feet from the shoreline in "The Move of the Millennium" in 1999.