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Roy Parker graduated from Wake Forest College in 1915; enlisted in the service at the outbreak of World War I; and later went to sea with the U.S. Navy. He eventually returned to his home in Hertford County and now publishes four different newspapers. He was recently elected president of the North Carolina Press Association.
The government tried twice to put up a tower on the Diamond Shoals lightship, but in both instances the venture proved to be a failure.
Lighthouses are a familiar site along the coastline, and this article looks at a particular location along Diamond Shoals that was so inhospitable a lighthouse could not be constructed. The government attempted to place lighthouses at that location on two different occasions. The final solution was not a permanent installment but a lightship. The history and cost of these projects are outlined in this article.