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The Bumpy Business of Hauling Historical Sites to Safety

You wouldn’t expect a 2,800-ton lighthouse to be light on its feet. But in July 1999, North Carolina’s historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse tiptoed up the shore. The brick, black-and-white behemoth, which stands more than 200 feet tall, was too close to the crashing waves for comfort. And the problem wasn’t going to get better. When the beacon was erected in 1870, it was 1,500 feet from the sea.
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