Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station
Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station - 2013-06 - 03.jpg
Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station is located in North Carolina
Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station
Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station is located in the US
Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station
Location Cape Lookout National Seashore, Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
Nearest city Beaufort, North Carolina
Coordinates 34°36′11″N 76°32′17″W / 34.60306°N 76.53806°W / 34.60306; -76.53806Coordinates: 34°36′11″N 76°32′17″W / 34.60306°N 76.53806°W / 34.60306; -76.53806
Built 1916
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 88003436
Added to NRHP February 01, 1989[1]

The Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station is located on the Core Banks of North Carolina between Cape Lookout and the Cape Lookout Light. The station was built as a lifeboat station beginning in 1916 and comprises a complex of several frame buildings. The chief structure is the Main Station, a neo-colonial building with a central cupola or watchtower. It is surrounded by a galley, or messhall, equipment buildings, cisterns and similar support structures. Two similar stations were built at Hatteras Inlet and Cape Fear, which have not survived. The Cape Lookout station was chiefly responsible for providing rescue services in the Cape Lookout Shoals, which extend ten miles into the Atlantic Ocean and represent a significant hazard to coastwise shipping.[2] The Cape Lookout station operated until 1982, and is now under the care of Cape Lookout National Seashore.[3]

The Station's two original buildings now regularly house students from North Carolina Universities assisting in dolphin and sea turtle research. The buildings are run by a single windmill and two solar panel arrays.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Felix Revello (September 3, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-26.