Photographer's Note

Construction of the Ocracoke Lighthouse was completed in 1823. It is the third lighthouse built on or near this location. Measuring 75 ft. tall, its white washed exterior provided a unique identity for mariners. Located in the fishing village of Ocracoke on the island of Ocracoke, this is the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina and is equipped with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. Fully automated, the lighthouse no longer needs a resident light keeper to tend to its daily needs. The United States Coast Guard now oversees its operation.

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Additional Photos by Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 78 N: 414] (2301)
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