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Travel Channel Presents Segment on Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Date: April 28, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111 ext 148



The Outer Banks Group announced today the Travel Channel will premier an episode on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The new back-to-back, half-hour episodes on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 9:00 and 9:30 pm (ET/PT) of John Ratzenberger’s Made in America series will include segments on Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, scenes of U.S. Coast Guardsmen changing the lens for aid to navigation, and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum which displays the remaining original pieces of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse lens.

Season five of Ratzenberger’s Made in America series continues its tradition of celebrating the people, places and products that are uniquely American. This season, however, viewers are in store for a new twist on the series’ familiar theme. In addition to profiling the sought-after products of American manufacturers, season five will premiere segments featuring some of the country’s most fascinating American-made wonders including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, the Twin Span Bridge in New Orleans, Seattle’s Space Needle, and the Cable Car system in San Francisco. Ratzenberger takes viewers along for rare, behind-the-scenes tours of these iconic American-made structures and reveals the fascinating stories behind how they were built and how they continue to operate today.

 

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Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.