Celebrate ‘move of the century’ at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Published 7:58 am Monday, July 1, 2019
On Monday, July 1, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the new lighthouse location.
Speakers include David Hallac, superintendent of National Parks of Eastern North Carolina; Scott Babinowich, chief of interpretation for Outer Banks Group of National Parks; Bob Woodard, chair, Dare County Board of Commissioners; Dr. Stanley Riggs, distinguished research professor of geology, East Carolina University; Bob Woody, NPS public information officer during the move; Terry Ann Jennette Ponton, granddaughter of Unaka Jennette, last keeper of the lighthouse; Dr. Robert Young, director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University; Danny Couch, commissioner, Dare County Board of Commissioners and Hatteras Island historian.
Following the speakers, a panelist question and answer session will be moderated by Aida Havel, Outer Banks Lighthouse Society board member.
Panelists are Mike Booher, official photographer for the move; Joe Jakubik, project manager, International Chimney Corporation; Jerry Matyiko, principal, Expert House Movers; Reid Thomas, restoration specialist, NC State Historic Preservation Office; and Couch, Riggs and Woody.
Lighthouse climbs are free on this day. Climbing hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., a National Park Service Ranger will tell stories while walking the 2,900-foot path between the old and new sites.
Artifacts will be on display in the Double Keeper’s Quarters.