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Name: Diamond Shoals Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Buxton, North Carolina, United States

Location: 12 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The light failed in December 2001, and the structure has become too unstable for it to be repaired safely. The Coast Guard has replaced the light with a buoy and originally planned to destroy the tower. However, in 2012 the tower was sold at auction for $20,000 to Dave Schneider.

Height of Focal Plane: 125

Description of Tower: Square tower on Texas-style platform.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1967

Date Present Tower Built: 1967

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.

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