Vandals damage bronze door at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

By on June 13, 2018

The scratches (below) are located in the circle. (CHNS/Facebook)

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was recently vandalized when someone scratched the letters “SEF” into an original bronze door at the base of the tower.

“Many residents of Hatteras Island have served as lighthouse keepers in the 1800s and 1900s, taking care of the this iconic structure and helping to protect mariners off the coast,” said National Parks of Eastern N.C. Superintendent David Hallac.

“It is important that we treat the lighthouse with respect to honor the structure itself and the legacy of those that served in it,” Hallac said.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, completed in 1870, is a National Historic Landmark and federal property.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact the National Park Service at (252) 473-2111.

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  • Anita J Wages

    Why do they not have cameras posted when no one is there?

    Wednesday, Jun 13 @ 6:08 pm
  • Seal

    This would be a perfect place for OBX Cams !!!

    Thursday, Jun 14 @ 11:47 am