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Google Map of Lighthouses in North Carolina

Google Map of Lighthouses in North Carolina

We are asked by many of our readers where to find a map of all of the North Carolina Lighthouses.  I’ve been working on a Google Map that pinpoints the locations of each NC Lighthouse.  If you click on one of the lighthouse locations on the map, a popup window will appear with more information [...]


Bodie Island Light Station is getting beautified

From hamptonroads.com Bodie Island Light Station is getting beautified | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com BODIE ISLAND Nearly every corner of the Bodie Island Light Station site will soon be buzzing with restoration projects. Three historic buildings that were on the oceanfront off the highway were relocated last week to the station’s entrance road in preparation for [...]


Inside of NC’s Ocracoke Lighthouse to be renovated

Inside of NC’s Ocracoke Lighthouse to be renovated – NC Wire: Local & State – News & Observer OCRACOKE, N.C. — North Carolina’s Ocracoke Lighthouse is getting a new look. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported Monday that the inside of the 65-foot white lighthouse will be closed for up to six months, probably beginning [...]


Funds approved to restore Bodie Island light

From WRAL.COM MANTEO, N.C. — The federal budget includes $3 million to restore the deteriorating Bodie Island Lighthouse on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported Thursday that the money is the estimated amount for a complete restoration of the 1872 lighthouse structure north of Oregon Inlet. Bodie Island light was damaged when [...]


Bodie Island Lighthouse loses out on new windows

From hamptonroads.com: A sad depiction of the collapsed New Canal Lighthouse may have made the New Orleans landmark a winner. But unfortunately for the Outer Banks, it also makes the Bodie Island Lighthouse a loser. One of the 12 semi-finalists in the JELD-WEN Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative, the New Canal has been chosen as the [...]


Bodie Lighthouse is a finalist for door and window repair contest!

Thanks to all who voted for Bodie Lighthouse in the Jeld-Wen window and door repair contest.  Your votes paid off, because Bodie is one of 3 finalist in the contest.  This is great news for a lighthouse badly in need of repairs. The link to the contest site is below: http://www.jeld-wen.com/lighthouse/index.cfm They also have a [...]


Moonlight tours of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Moonlight tours of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be offered this Saturday ( 8/16/08 ). There will be two tours 8pm and 9pm. Guests will use flashlights to navigate the 257 step spiral staircase. How to obtain tickets: Full Moon Tour tickets, limited to the first 60 purchasers, must be purchased in person, in advance, at [...]


The Pirates Are Coming to Old Baldy!!

The Pirates Are Coming to Old Baldy!!

Bald Head Island is celebrating National Lighthouse Day August 1-3! There’s something fun for everyone all weekend long. Learn how to be a pirate, Treasure Hunts, Even Pirate invasions! You don’t miss the extravaganza! Click here for more information or go to www.oldbaldy.org


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse opening for season

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is opening for the season on Friday April 18th. It will be free to climb on the first day.


Cape Lookout Lighthouse Climbs suspended for public safety

Harkers Island, N.C. — The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that “Open House” tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse have been suspended for public safety reasons. Superintendent Russel J. Wilson said that an engineer’s inspection conducted this month revealed significant deterioration to the integrity of the tower’s circular stairway.  Click here to read more


Currituck Beach Lighthouse reopens Monday

From hamptonroads.com: “The Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the largest single attraction in Currituck County, opens for the season Monday. Built in 1875, the 162-foot tall lighthouse attracts about 100,000 people annually and helps fuel the Currituck Outer Banks tourism industry.”  Click here for the full article


Bodie Lighthouse snubbed again in federal budget

From hamptonroads.com: Year after year, the Bodie Island Lighthouse has been in line to get funding for a complete restoration. Each time, it has been shoved aside. Shut out once again in the federal budget that was signed by President Bush on Dec. 26, the 136-year-old tower is showing its age, with corroding metalwork, broken [...]


Cape Lookout’s Next Open House

From the National Parks Service. November 3, 2007 – Cape Lookout Lighthouse will be having another open house for it’s Anniversary          On November 1, 1859 – Cape Lookout Lighthouse began operations. Reservations accepted on Wednesday, October 17, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please be aware that, due to high demand, climbing reservations fill up within [...]


Bodie Island Lighthouse reopens after repairs

From hamptonroads.com: The base of the Bodie Island Lighthouse will open to the public Tuesday for the first time in three years, thanks to a $100,000 emergency restoration project recently completed, the National Park Service announced Friday. The lighthouse closed to visitors in 2004 after chunks of cast iron fell from the balcony and top [...]


Tour information for the Oak Island Lighthouse

I have not yet climbed the Oak Island Lighthouse, but now that it is open for climbing, I am ready to do it.   The Oak Island Lighthouse is open for tours every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm until September 6th.  Please visit the following site for more details: http://www.oakislandlighthouse.org/tours.htm Powered by ScribeFire.


Cape Lookout Open House

On June 14, 2003 the Cape Lookout Lighthouse was transferred from the United States Coast Guard to the National Park Service as part of Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Cape Lookout lighthouse will continue to be a working aid to navigation; warning ships of the location of Cape Lookout Shoals. The National Park Service is [...]


North Carolina Lighthouse FAQ

We are creating a Frequently Asked Questions page to help you answer any questions you may have about North Carolina Lighthouses.  If there is a question you would like to see answered in the FAQ, please fill out the form below and we will try to include it.  Thank you! [faq ask North Carolina Lighthouses] [...]


Bodie Lighthouse

bodie–6, originally uploaded by cdawson. Here is a picture I wanted to share with everyone.


Friends of Oak Island Lighthouse to offer tours

From: Wilmington Star Lighthouse lovers take note: Visitors will soon be able to peek inside a landmark previously closed to the public. The Friends of Oak Island Lighthouse will be offering twice weekly tours inside the structure beginning in May. While parts of the lighthouse are still off limits or only available by appointment, the [...]


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