I recently came across information about the 1922 Northwest Point Light, near Ocracoke.
According to the Ocracoke Preservation Society, this was "a screwpile lighthouse, typical along the North Carolina sound waters. Installed in the years immediately after World War I, these beacons were built to guide mariners through Ocracoke Inlet, past Portsmouth Island, and across the Pamlico Sound. Today, this screwpile lighthouse design has been replaced with lighted channel markers and is no longer used."
The structure has been gone for many years.
Photo courtesy Outer Banks History Center.
If you have ever wondered how the street you live on or vacation on got
its name, or are just curious about other street names, take a look at
this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. We have compiled a list of every official street in Ocracoke village,
along with one or more paragraphs explaining how they came to be named.
You can read the Newsletter here.