Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lighthouse Line Post

The Ocracoke lighthouse was built in 1823 for $11,359.35. I wonder how many visitors to Ocracoke have seen this line post, near the wooden boardwalk...and I'm curious if anyone knows what the letters USLHE stand for (I will publish the answer in a day or so).


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  1. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Most people know it as the U.S. Light House Establishment. (USLHE) They had total authority for controlling all the lighthouses in the U.S. and it's territories - except Guam. Why Guam I am not sure.
    There are markers like this at the lighthouse in Buffalo and all the Lake Erie lighthouses. The Buffalo one is solid brass. :)

    1. You are correct. Thanks for sharing.