Although visitors will not be allowed to climb the tower (the steep ladder at the top of the spiral staircase, narrow passageways, and cramped quarters around the Fresnel lens in the 191 year old structure were designed only for a professional keeper), they will have an opportunity to step inside the lighthouse, examine the 5' thick brick walls, and gaze up to the top of the stairs.
Visitors will also have a chance to chat with Lou Ann who will be able to answer questions about the history and construction of this iconic symbol of Ocracoke village. Be sure to join her there if you are on the island on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the curious story of Vera/Charlie Williams. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052114.htm.