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A Lighthouse of SouthAtlantic

NC 3 Bodie Island
latitude 35° 49' 7" N
longitude 75° 33' 48.6" W

September 17, 2013

The first light was built here in 1848, but within a year it settled 1' more on one side than the other, so they took it down and rebuilt it on good foundations. Unfortunately, in 1862 the light was destroyed by retreating confederate soldiers. The existing tower was built in 1872 and is 166' tall. With a first-order Fresnel lens, the light from an oil lamp could be seen 18 miles away.

Take highway 158 onto the barrier islands and proceed south (on 158, not on the beach road). ARLHS # USA-067 (J 2386)

Bodie Island

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