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Cape Lookout structures survived the effects of Tropical Storm Ian

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(image credit: NPS photo/Rich Rehm)
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Officials with Cape Lookout National Seashore say the Cape Lookout Lighthouse tower, the Keepers' Quarters museum and the summer kitchen all survived the effects of Hurricane Ian.

Officials with Cape Lookout National Seashore say the Cape Lookout Lighthouse tower, the Keepers' Quarters museum and the summer kitchen all survived the effects of Hurricane Ian.

They say the Jersey barriers and sandbags on the soundside of the island protected the buildings from the wave action in Bardens Inlet during the storm.

Click here to listen to more information about coming repairs and upgrades to the lighthouse complex: Beacon of Hope: Iconic lighthouse will soon see repairs, new nonprofit also raising funds

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