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Bodie Island Lighthouse I

Bodie Island Lighthouse I

The current Bodie Island Lighthouse is the third that has stood in thisvicinity on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It is located on theRoanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the CapeHatteras National Seashore. The Lighthouse is located just south ofNag's Head, a few miles before Oregon Inlet.

Location: 4 miles (6 km) north of Oregan Inlet, Near Nags Head, North Carolina
Coordinates WGS-84 (GPS) 35°49′6.7″N, 75°33′47.75″W [link]

Year first lit: 1872
Automated: 1940
Foundation: Timber, Granite, Rubble
Construction: Brick, Cast Iron, Stone
Tower shape: Conical
Markings/Pattern: White and black bands with black lantern house
Height: 156 feet (48 m)
Original lens: First order Fresnel lens, 1872
Range: 18 nautical miles (33 km)
Characteristic:White 2.5 seconds on, 2.5 seconds off, 2.5 seconds on, and 22.5 secondseclipse with 2 cycles each minute