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The Bodie Island Lighthouse has stood on the Outer Banks for 141 years. In all that time it had only been open to the public for a few days in 1988 during the U.S. Lighthouse Service bicentennial celebration. The black-and-white striped-tower later underwent a $5 million restoration, and in October 2013, 300 descendants of the 34 keepers gathered there to share their stories of growing up at the lighthouse.
The author presents the various historical lighthouses found in North Carolina, providing a brief account of each lighthouse’s history and significance.
The author suggested Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci could not have imagined what would become of the sparse strip of land standing between the Atlantic Ocean and Coastal mainland. How much has become of the Outer Banks was in its attraction power to residents and visitors, activities like sand surfing and sailing, hand gliding and sunbathing.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” comes to life nine-fold in these photos taken in Buxton. The time frame covered ranged from the reign of the model A to the prevalence of cars offering four-wheel drive. Scenic views were of forests, the lighthouse, and local homes. Activities mentioned for then and now noted the enduring value of family reunions and baseball.