The Cape Lookout station was chiefly responsible for providing rescue services in the Cape Lookout Shoals, which extend ten miles into the Atlantic Ocean and represent a significant hazard to coastwise shipping. The station was built as a lifeboat station beginning in 1916 and comprises a complex of several frame buildings. The chief structure is the Main Station, a neo-colonial building with a central cupola or watchtower. It is surrounded by a galley, or mess-hall, equipment buildings, cisterns and similar support structures. The Cape Lookout station operated until 1982, and is now under the care of Cape Lookout National Seashore.
- Core Banks, NC
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