Since before Christmas workers have been busy making long-overdue repairs to our beloved lighthouse. As a result, the light has been extinguished. At the present time plywood panels have replaced the trapezoidal glass windows in the lantern surrounding the fourth order Fresnel lens. Already the dome and spire have been completely restored and repainted.
Reports indicate that the work is being conducted by a crew very familiar with the restoration of historic lighthouses, so we are delighted to know that our familiar beacon will soon be back in operation, and in a condition to weather the elements in good order for many years to come.
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Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news113009.htm.