Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Moved in 1999 Events Jun 172018 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999 had to be moved because it was too close to the ocean. The 1500 foot move was completed by August 1999. Children could learn about the move at: Cape Hatteras. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.