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The Magnificent Seven: Lighthouses of North Carolina

This presentation is a snap shot of the seven lighthouses located on the coast of North Carolina.
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Greg Pierce

on 22 June 2010

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Currituck Sound Currituck Lighthouse Nearest town: Corolla, North Carolina
Built: 1875
Total height: 163 feet
Total number of steps: 214
Building material: Brick
Design: Unpainted red brick
Light range: 18 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Open for climbing
Other: Last lighthouse to be built in North Carolina. Only lighthouse in NC that is not painted.
Oregon Inlet Bodie Island Lighthouse Nearest town: Nags Head, North Carolina
Built: 1872
Total height: 167.5 feet
Total number of steps: 214
Building material: Brick, cast iron, stone
Design: Alternating white and black horizontal bands
Light range: 19 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Not-Open for climbing
Other: Was rebuilt after second lighthouse was blown up in Civil War.
Hatteras Island Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Nearest town: Buxton, North Carolina
Built: 1870
Total height: 180 feet
Total number of steps: 268
Building material: Brick, cast iron, stone
Design: Alternating white and black spirals
Light range: 19 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Open for climbing
Other: Tallest lighthouse in the U.S., Moved inward from shorline 1,600 feet in 1999.
Ocracoke Island Ocracoke Lighthouse Nearest town: Ocracoke Village, North Carolina
Built: 1823
Total height: 65 feet
Total number of steps: 80
Building material: Brick with mortar surface
Design: White
Light range: 14 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Not Open for climbing
Other: Original lighthouse was struck by lightning and burned down in 1818.
Cape Lookout National Seashore Cape Lookout Lighthouse Nearest town: Beaufort, North Carolina
Built: 1859
Total height: 163 feet
Total number of steps: 201
Building material: Brick
Design: Black and white diamond pattern
Light range: 19 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Special open houses and limited reservations only
Other: Was used as a design model for other North Carolina lighthouses.
Nearest town: Southport, North Carolina
Built: 1818
Total height: 100 feet
Total number of steps: 108
Building material: Brick coated with cement
Design: White mottled plaster
Light range: 18 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Open for climbing
Other: Oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. Bald Head Island Bald Head Island Lighthouse Oak Island Oak Island Lighthouse Nearest town: Caswell Beach, North Carolina
Built: 1958
Total height: 134 feet
Total number of steps: 108
Building material: Reinforced concrete
Design: Cylindrical bands of black, white and gray
Light range: 24 nautical miles
Status: Active
Access: Not Open for climbing
Other: Most powerful lighthouse in the world. Last lighthouse to be built in North Carolina. Lighthouses of North Carolina http://www.outerbankssecrettreasures.com/lighthouses.html
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