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North Carolina lighthouse reopens to public after hurricane

October 2, 2018

HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina lighthouse is going to reopen to allow a last weekend of climbing for the year after its schedule was interrupted by Hurricane Florence.

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse at the southern end of the Outer Banks will reopen for climbing Oct. 5 through Oct. 8. The structure’s 207 steps are comparable to climbing a 12-story building.

Ticket fees will be waived to show support and appreciation for recovery from the hurricane that hit in September.

Tickets can only be obtained in person on first-come, first-served basis.

It will be the last chance to climb the lighthouse in 2018. Originally, public climbing was scheduled to end on Sept. 16, but the schedule was interrupted by the hurricane.

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