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Marcus Roberts. Lighthouses of north Carolinas's outer banks. Why So Many Lighthouses Along North Carolina’s Coast. Outer banks is known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific” Much shipping and commerce in the 1800s Strong currents Fierce Storms Shifting shoals

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why so many lighthouses along north carolina s coast
Why So Many Lighthouses Along North Carolina’s Coast
  • Outer banks is known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific”
  • Much shipping and commerce in the 1800s
  • Strong currents
  • Fierce Storms
  • Shifting shoals
  • Hundreds of ships have sunk in these menacing waters
  • Most lighthouses now part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore operated by the National Park Service

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

bodie island lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse
  • Present Bodie Island lighthouse is third construction; first two were defective
  • Electric light installed in 1932’ ending need for full-time keeper
  • Keeper’s home now serves as ranger office and visitors center

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

cape hatteras lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Tallest Lighthouse in North America
  • Striped markings served as day makers for daytime sailors
  • Still functions, only now it’s totally automated
  • Light appears to flash every 7 seconds (light actually rotates )
  • Rate of “Flashing” identifies the lighthouse

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

cape hatteras lighthouse continued
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (continued)
  • Tallest brick lighthouse in the world
  • 1.25 million bricks
  • Base measures 24 feet by 45.5 feet

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

cape hatteras lighthouse continued1
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (Continued)
  • Spiraling staircase leads to top
  • 275 steps
  • Over 175,000 tourists visit tower each year to climb the steps

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

ocracoke lighthouse
Ocracoke Lighthouse
  • Oldest active lighthouse in NC
  • Shortest lighthouse in NC
  • Present lighthouse made of brick
  • Diameter 25 feet at base, 12 feet at top

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

data on these lighthouses
Data on These Lighthouses

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks

for more information
For More Information
  • Ardith S.
  • Division of Historic Preservation
  • Massachusetts State Historical society
  • 145 Backbay Heights Road
  • Boston, MA 02114
  • 617-555-0654

Lighthouses fo the Outer Banks