Bodie Island Lighthouse
First stop is the Bodie (pronounced "body") Island Lighthouse. As is the case with many of these beacons, it is the third such lighthouse claiming its name. The original, built in 1847 was abandoned due to a poor foundation. The second, was blown up in 1861 by retreating Confederate troops who feared the Union would use it to their advantage for navigation. The third, and one you see today was completed in 1872 and stands 150' high.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Uh huh, you guessed it, moles, gophers, ground squirrels and other "dirt tossers" are responsible for the fourth incarnation of the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. See a trend?
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
|Honorary Lighthouse #5|
The Ocracoke Lighthouse is North Carolina's oldest operating lighthouse standing 75' tall. Kitt and I would have to take a ferry to access it and as it's getting late with a storm already brewing, we opt out of the "mud" and head back to camp.