Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo

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Roanoke Marshes Light was a screw-pile lighthouse in North Carolina.HistoryLittle is recorded about this light, which was replaced in 1955 with an automated light on a shorter tower. It marks the south entrance to the channel through Croatan Sound, to the east of a marshy shoal extending from the western shore. Ironically this places it in the deepest bottom in the area.There was a predecessor light on this site, beginning in 1857. The pictured light, of conventional screw-pile construction, was lit in 1877. When the light was decommissioned, an unsuccessful attempt was made by a private party to move it, but the house was lost in the sound.In 2004, a replica of the light was dedicated at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum in Manteo, North Carolina.
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  • We drove into Manteo to check out the area and I fell in love with this cute little town. The lighthouse was unique. You can walk the boardwalk and check out the inside of lighthouse. We even went bac...  more »
  • We visited this lighthouse while in Manteo for a marathon. We had no idea it was there and while walking we saw the top of it through tall beach grass. There is a boardwalk that will bring you right t...  more »
  • Beautiful spot. We fell in love with the Manteo area. The picturesque lighthouse is a quick stop, but the exhibits are interesting- worth the stop. One part reviews the life and craft of a boat builde...  more »
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