Spring Point Ledge Light is a ‘bug light,’ a modest-sized lighthouse. Where is the tallest lighthouse in the US?

[August 7, 2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Spring Point Ledge Light is a ‘bug light,’ a modest-sized lighthouse. Where is the tallest lighthouse in the US?

The given options are as follows:

  • San Francisco Harbor
  • Cape Hatteras
  • Cape Cod

The correct answer is: Cape Hatteras

Fact: The Cape Hatteras Light Station has gone through several incarnations since it was first lit in 1803 to warn ships about Diamond Shoals, a cluster of underwater sandbars that have wrecked many ships and given the area the moniker Graveyard of the Atlantic. The current lighthouse was built 198.49 feet tall so it could alert ships from its low-lying beach site. In an amazing engineering feat recognized by Guinness World Records, the lighthouse was moved 2,900 feet to save it from coastline erosion in 1999.

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