Currituck Beach Light Station

 
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214 steps to the top of this 162 ft beautiful brick lighthouse which was built in 1875 to fill the final "dark spot" along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, roughly 30 miles between Cape Henry Light to the north and Bodie Island light to the south. It was abandoned in 1939 and lovingly restored after the Outer Banks Conservationists signed a lease to assume the project in 1980.

Now the grounds are open to the public and the lighthouse keepers residences and other buildings are close to full restoration, though closed other than the quarters used as a terrific store.

The views of the Sound and the Atlantic are wonderful.

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Guest - Jun 15, 2005 10:27 AM EDT
Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I personally enjoy photos on TLF that have notes of interest attached - they make the photos come more alive for me. I also enjoy sharing little tidbits I pick up along the way - and Mary - I just heard that another wreck has been somewhat exposed by the relentless winds along Salvo beach - not sure just where, but I'm hoping to see it for myself. I do know that only some of the keel ribs remain, but they're looking to see if it's Blackbeard's ship. Have a great day everyone! Vicki
Guest - Jun 15, 2005 07:42 AM EDT
Very nice picture and history of it.Thanks for sharing. Carol
Guest - Jun 15, 2005 07:03 AM EDT
Beautiful lighthouse. Thanks for all your great photos and comments.
Guest - Jun 15, 2005 12:34 AM EDT
Love the photo and framing. Great information to educate us. Thanks for sharing.

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