Ocracoke Light

"Ocracoke, North Carolina"


Built: 1823

"This light, the oldest one still operating on the North Carolina coast, is located in the small fishing village of Ocracoke, midway between the Cape Hatteras Light and the Cape Lookout Light along the Outer Banks. This light is still active. It replaced a previous light built in 1798 which was located on Shell Castle Island just inside the entrance to Ocracoke Inlet where the pirate Blackbeard once lived."



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