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by tpangelinan

This is one beautiful lighthouse. This is the third to be built on this location, this one was lighted in 1872. With a first-order light, it's visible for nineteen miles. The first lighthouse was 1 foot out of plum, and $1,400.00 had to be spent to straighten the tower. In 1854 a new fourth-order lens was installed, by 1859 the tower was beyond repair. A new one was built for $25,000.00, 80 feet tall with a third-order lens, lit July 1 1859 and 1861 the war leved. This tower was finished and lit on october 1 1872 with a first order lens that can be seen for nineteen miles at 156 ft above sea level. The tower today is on auto pilot, also has a museum.

Address: south on route 12 look for the sign
Directions: go south on 12 and look very careful for the sign and the turn it comes up quick on the right, go on that road about 1 minute and there it is!
Phone: 252-441-5711

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 7, 2003
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