Handcrafted from the finest materials to ensure long lasting durability, our Cape Hatteras Hybrid Lighthouses are made with a Poly top, wood center, and a Poly base. Since the top and bottom are the first to feel the effects of the elements, the Hybrid lighthouse is built to stand the test of time. Along with the Poly top and base, which are maintenance free, you also have the option of a striped and painted scheme. This is a great way to get the look you want at a great price. All of our Hybrid Lighthouses come with a standard 25 watt bulb or you may choose to upgrade to any of the lighting options listed below. All Hybrid lighthouses automatically come with the base. They are built to endure all types of weather conditions and are a great way to beautify your landscape by covering well casings, sewer pipes, or anything else in your yard. Our Cape Hatteras Wooden Lighthouses are very appealing to the eye and a great addition to your lawn or garden. You are sure to get many compliments!
History of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse:
Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Outer Banks are a group of islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets. Atlantic currents in this area made for excellent travel for ships, except in the area of Diamond Shoals, just offshore at Cape Hatteras. Nearby, the warm Gulf Stream ocean current collides with the colder Labrador Current, creating ideal conditions for powerful ocean storms and sea swells. The large number of ships that ran aground because of these shifting sandbars, including the Civil War ironclad warship USS Monitor, gave this area the nickname "Graveyard of the Atlantic." It also led Congress to authorize the construction of the Cape Hatteras Light. Its 210-foot height makes it the tallest brick lighthouse structure in the United States and 29th in the world. Since its base is almost at sea level, it is only the 15th highest light in the United States, the first 14 being built on higher ground. - Wikipedia