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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

The northern most lighthouse we visited. Built with a million bricks and it is a long way up, 158-ft to be exact. It is a first order lighthouse which means it has the largest of seven Fresnel lens sizes. Flashes from these lenses can be seen for 18 nautical miles. It was the last to be built on the Outer Banks.

The original light source was lard oil burning on 4 wicks, then converted to mineral oil in 1884, and electrified in 1933. It was automated in 1939.

Great early morning light, and I took a lot of pictures.

© Bill Carroll 2017