Cape Hatteras lighthouse
The Cape Hatteras lighthouse stands behind a seawall of sandbags that temporarily stabilized the eroding shore; wave action destroyed the seawall soon after it was built. The erosion of North Carolina's chain of barrier islands has prompted a National Research Council committee to recommend that this historic lighthouse be relocated.
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