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North Carolina’s Cape Lookout Lighthouse went dark from Florence, reopening this weekend to celebrate recovery

2001 photo by Candace Clifford

North Carolina’s historic Cape Lookout Lighthouse went dark for at least nine days when Hurricane Florence hit the Outer Banks on September 14, but the Coast Guard soon had it working again.

The seasonal climbing season for the lighthouse ended on September 16. But the National Park Service is opening it to the public for three days starting this Friday, October 5, “to celebrate the progress towards recovery from Hurricane Florence.”

Admission will be free. Climbing hours will be from 10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can only be acquired in-person at the site the day of the climb. There are no advance tickets.

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