Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Diamond Shoals Light Station

Have you ever wanted to visit the Outer Banks and stay in a rental cottage with a commanding view of the water? Perhaps a 5,000 square foot "cottage" with a 360 degree panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean?

Well, one day that dream might be available to you. In 2012 Zap Water Technology, Inc purchased the Diamond Shoals Light Station, located 13 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras in the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." It was built on 4 pylons embedded 150 feet in the sea floor, and was activated in 1966. The Station was decommissioned in 2001. The Light Station includes 7 bedrooms, a recreation area, a kitchen, an office, storage space...and, of course, a helicopter pad! 

Photos below courtesy of Dave Schneider and Zap Water Technology.

Dave Schneider, the President of Zap, plans to restore the Station, and to establish an '"on ocean" technology and recreational center. Work on the station continues as I write. 

Below is a 3D picture that the Alexander Design Group did for Dave Schneider and Zap Water Technology. It illustrates how the owners envision the facility when restoration is completed.

You can read more about the history of the Station, view more photos, and follow plans for its future use here:

You can also read an article about the Light Station and Dave Schneider's plans for it here: https://www.townebank.com/about-towne/news/towne-today-newsletter. (Click on "Richmond Towne Today...View Our Debut Addition."

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of whale and porpoise fishing on  the Outer Banks. You can read the story here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082115.htm.

1 comment:

  1. And if you can't wait, Frying Pan Tower is accepting volunteers to come out and help preserve the tower. http://www.fptower.com/