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Return of the Light

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First built in the Croatan Sound in 1857 and disassembled in 1955, the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse was rebuilt on the Manteo waterfront and opened to the public in 2004. The original lighthouse was lost when the barge taking it to Edenton capsized and sank. The structure was a screwpile lighthouse, so called because of the screw at the end of each piling which allowed it to be literally screwed into the sand beneath the water. Lighthouses of this type were built over water and were designed to allow safe navigation of shipping channels in the sounds.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 12, May 2004, p66-68, 70, il