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Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Lantern Room
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This is a 360 degree panorama made from the perspective of the lantern room at Cape Lookout Lighthouse.  This is the same view that lighthouse keepers had during their daily maintainence chores from years past.  The light is now automated and operates 24 hours a day. Since the light is operational, the lantern room is "off limits" to visitors of the lighthouse. This is the second lighthouse on this location. The original lighthouse was built in in 1812. Mariners complained that the original tower was too short and gave insufficient light to warn ships of the dangerous nearby shoals. This second tower was built in 1859. It is 163 feet tall and originally housed an extremely large First Order Fresnel Lens. The lantern was originally fueled by whale oil, later a pressurized oil vapor and finally converted to electrical lighting in 1933. The Fresnel lens was removed and replaced with electric airport type beacon in 1975.

Copyright: Laddie crisp
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 28/03/2013
Updated: 03/04/2013
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