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BODIE ISLAND LIGHT

State: NORTH CAROLINA
Location: 4 MILES NORTH OF OREGON INLET
Nearest City: NAGS HEAD
County: DARE
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1848


Bodie Island Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: TIMBER/GRANITE/RUBBLE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/CAST IRON/STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE & BLACK BANDS W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 170
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1872
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1872
  • Height of Focal Plane: 156
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1848
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1859
  • Description: BRICK
  • Fate/Disposition: DESTROYED DURING CIVIL WAR
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: CISTERN, STORAGE BUILDING, OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference # 03000607
Name of Listing: Bodie Island Light Station
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
2005 HISTORIC STRUCTURE REPORT (Please note that this publication is in PDF format and because of its size might take several minutes to load.)



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