Lighthouses of the Carolinas

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Eighteen lighthouses still stand in the Carolinas, from Currituck Lighthouse near the Virginia border down to Haig Point Lighthouse near the border with Georgia. Author Zepke tells how they were built and how they have weathered hurricanes, erosion, and neglect. Some are open to visitors; others can be seen from the coast or on a passing boat. In this second edition, all the travel guide information is updated, along with new sections on light keepers,  the U.S. Lighthouse ...

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Overview

Eighteen lighthouses still stand in the Carolinas, from Currituck Lighthouse near the Virginia border down to Haig Point Lighthouse near the border with Georgia. Author Zepke tells how they were built and how they have weathered hurricanes, erosion, and neglect. Some are open to visitors; others can be seen from the coast or on a passing boat. In this second edition, all the travel guide information is updated, along with new sections on light keepers,  the U.S. Lighthouse Board, and a timeline.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561645039
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 770,276
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning writer and travel photographer Terrance Zepke remains fascinated with the history and folklore of the Carolinas. She can’t decide which Carolina she prefers so she lives part-time in each. She has a master's degree from the University of South Carolina and has lived in England, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Tennessee, and has traveled all over the world, writing and photographing for numerous magazines and newspapers.

Visit her site at www.terrancezepke.com

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction 7

All About Lighthouses 11

U.S. Lighthouse Board 11

Keepers of the Light 13

Lighting a Lighthouse 15

Timeline 19

North Carolina Lighthouses 23

Map of North Carolina Lighthouses 23

Currituck Lighthouse 25

Bodie Island Lighthouse 37

Roanoke River Lighthouse 49

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 55

Ocracoke Lighthouse 67

Cape Lookout Lighthouse 79

Bald Head Island Lighthouse 85

Diamond Shoals and Frying Pan Shoals Light Towers 97

Oak Island Lighthouse 101

South Carolina Lighthouses 111

Map of South Carolina Lighthouses 111

Georgetown Lighthouse 113

Cape Romain Lighthouses 119

Morris Island Lighthouse 127

Sullivan's Island Lighthouse 133

Hunting Island Lighthouse 139

Hilton Head Lighthouse 147

Haig Point and Bloody Point Lighthouses 157

Additional Information 167

Nonprofit Lighthouse Preservation Groups 167

Tourism Resources 169

Lighthouse Terms 173

Lighthouse Quiz 177

image Credits 179

Index 181

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