Lighthouse not lighting.

Word came this week the venerable Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was malfunctioning.  The light stopped flashing this past weekend.

The Cape Hatteras light is known for flashing every 7.5 seconds, but the spindle motor that moves the light in its circular motion malfunctioned and it effectively darkened the light.  The Coast Guard, which maintains the light as a navigation aide, has been working on the problem since Monday of this week, but is not predicting when the light will be fully functional again. READ MORE