As noted in my last post, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office.
Cape Hatteras lighthouse is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the town of Buxton. The Outer Banks are a group of islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets. Atlantic currents in this area made for excellent travel for ships, except in the area of Diamond Shoals, just offshore at Cape Hatteras. The large number of ships that ran aground because of these shifting sandbars gave this area the nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” It also led Congress to authorize the construction of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which is recognized by the National Park Service as the tallest lighthouse in America.
Here I am at Cape Hatteras Light (way down at the bottom of the pic).