Thursday, June 28, 2018

North Carolina Lighthouses

How many lighthouses are there in North Carolina?

Well, there are five major lighthouses on the Outer Banks:
  • Currituck Beach
  • Bodie Island
  • Cape Hatteras
  • Ocracoke
  • Cape Lookout
Here is my favorite (of course!):

But there are more! Some readers will know about Old Baldy and Oak Island Lights. In addition, I have written about the Diamond Shoals Light and Hatteras Beacon. According to one article I discovered ( there are (or were) twenty-one different lighthouses in North Carolina. Maybe some of our readers know of another one or two. If so, please leave a comment.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a delightful story written by Dr. Warren Silverman, who in 1981 became the island's resident physician after forty years without a doctor. The story is about Dr. Silverman's very first Ocracoke patient, island native Maltby Bragg (1904-1985). You can read the story here:


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