Friday, October 1, 2021

North Carolina Lighthouses - USA

The Outer Banks are a group of barrier islands on the North Carolina coast that separate the Atlantic Ocean from the coastal sounds and inlets. 
There are a total of five different lighthouses on the Outer Banks.

Photo Mike Hogan
US-5683022, sent by Amy.
The Currituck Beach Light is a lighthouse located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. It was completed in 1875 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973;
The current Bodie Island Lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of Bodie Island on the Outer Banks and was built in 1872;

American Artist © P. R. Hornby
US-7819226, sent by Toby.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its black and white candy-cane stripes, is one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Protecting one of the most treacherous stretches of the Outer Banks, with a beam of light that spans 20 miles into the ocean, the lighthouse is also the world's tallest brick lighthouse at a staggering 208' ft. tall. 
The current Cape Hatteras lighthouse is actually the 2nd lighthouse to service Hatteras Island (..). The current lighthouse began in 1868, and the present-day Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was first lit on December 1, 1870. - in

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