Hatteras Lighthouse foundation stones to be moved

Image courtesy of www.nps.gov

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — The former foundation stones of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse now threatened by erosion should have a new home near the beacon by Memorial Day.

National Park Service spokeswoman Cyndy Holda said Thursday staff will put material between the stones that will keep grass from growing but that’s also soft enough for people to walk on.

The approximately 30 stones were left behind when the lighthouse was moved inland 15 years ago to protect it from erosion. A nonprofit group paid to have the stones engraved with the names of the 83 light keepers.

Dawn Taylor of the Hatteras Island Genealogical and Preservation Society says the stones will be placed in a semicircle. 


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s