It was called the Move of the Century. In 1999, the National Park Service relocated the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to safety from the ever-eroding shoreline, protecting it for future generations.
This DVD is the best-selling, most accurate and complete documentary film about how the 9.6 million-pound unreinforced brick tower was rolled 2,900 feet to safety. Discover how a decision in 1794 sealed the fate of the lighthouse. Learn why, in 1878, an event in the life of builder Dexter Stetson foreshadowed the Hatteras move. Relive the thrilling weeks of summer 1999 when thousands of people witnessed the “Move of the Century.”
Computer animation shows how the coastline has changed since 1850 and how every phase of the move was accomplished. Our cameras take you under the lighthouse as it is moving, and inside to a high-tech monitoring station. See the very first pictures shot from the lighthouse balcony after reaching its new home. Hear what is in store for the lighthouse as it enters a new century of serving mariners at sea.
Narrated by former NBC correspondent and news anchor Lloyd Dobyns.
90-minute DVD for $19.95
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