Cape Hatteras station established 1803. focal plane 192 ft ; white flash every 7.5 s. 200 ft round brick tower with lantern & gallery, mounted on an octagonal brick base. This is the tallest U.S. lighthouse & one of the tallest brick lighthouses in the world. It is one of the most famous of all lighthouses & is probably the best-known building in N.C. The lighthouse has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Located south of NC 12 in the town of Buxton.