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OCRACOKE ISLAND LIGHT

State: NORTH CAROLINA
Nearest City: OCRACOKE
County: HYDE
Year Station Established: 1803
Year Automated: 1955
Year Existing Historic Tower Constructed: 1823


Ocracoke Island Light
Photo (c. 1996) courtesy of Ted Smith.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK WITH MORTAR SURFACE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 65/Height of Focal Plane: 75
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1854)
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1899)
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1824
  • Number of Stories: 2;
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK/KEEPERS SERVES AS NPS HOUSING

Open to the Public? YES; GROUNDS ONLY National Register Status: LISTED: OCRACOKE LIGHT STATION

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