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North Carolina Lighthouses. By: Marie Pleasants. Introduction. There are seven major lighthouses in North Carolina and three other lighthouses. Some of these lighthouses are still in use while others are historical sites. What role do lighthouses play?.
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North Carolina Lighthouses By: Marie Pleasants
Introduction • There are seven major lighthouses in North Carolina and three other lighthouses. • Some of these lighthouses are still in use while others are historical sites.
What role do lighthouses play? • Lighthouses have traditionally assisted ships traveling along the coast at night to find their way. • Lighthouses have also assisted lost travelers in finding their way to shore.
What do we want to learn? • Where are the lighthouses? • How tall are these lighthouses? • Why are these lighthouses special or unique? • When were these lighthouses built? • Why visit these lighthouses?
Where are these lighthouses? • Lighthouses are located along a coast or large body of water. North Carolina’s lighthouses are located along the Outer Banks. • These lighthouses are sometimes the only draw for the town or city and others are only one among other attractions
How tall are these lighthouses? • These lighthouses are all the “tall” type not shaped like actual houses. • They range in height from 76 feet to 225 feet tall. • Is there a reason they are this tall?
What makes these lighthouses unique? • One of these lighthouses has been relocated. Why? • One of these lighthouses has a design that most people misinterpret. Why? • Many lighthouses have a unique design. Does yours?
When were these lighthouses built? • Were they built for a specific purpose? • Were they around during the days of the pirate? • How much did they cost?
Why visit these lighthouses? • Would I want to visit these lighthouses for any reason besides history? • How far are other attractions? • How do I reach these lighthouses? Can I drive or must I take a Ferry?