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North Carolina Lighthouses

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North Carolina is known for its tall, majestic lighthouses including Currituck Beach, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Cape Lookout. All of these towers are now restored and open to the pubic. But also much admired are the Ocracoke and Old Baldy (Bald Head Island) Lights. Lesser known but historically significant are the pre-Civil War light at Price's Creek and the Roanoke River Light (relocated to Edenton). Lighthouses are heritage tourism destinations in such a great way that two replicas have been added on coastal waterfronts at Manteo and Plymouth, which represent some of the state's lost lights. This guidebook is packed with full-color photographs and detailed information on all these lights plus a listing of lost river and sound lights as well as light vessels. Included is a map of existing lighthouses, their locations, driving directions, and contact information. This guidebook can serve as your trip-planning resource or it can allow you to visit from a distance while never leaving your chair.