Monday, May 13, 2019

Lighthouse Plan, 1892

I thought our readers would enjoy seeing this detailed 1892 plan of the Ocracoke Lighthouse.

Look carefully to see the design of the original spiral wooden stairs that were connected to the inner wall of the light tower. The current metal staircase replaced the wooden stairs in about 1950.

In 1853 the outdated illuminating apparatus was changed to an Incandescent Oil Vapor (I.O.V.) lamp, a fourth order Fresnel lens was installed, the revolving light was changed to a fixed light, and the original bird cage lantern room was replaced with the current prefabricated lantern room.

For a comprehensive history of the Ocracoke Lighthouse click here.


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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:52 PM

    Very good post & links... thanks