Lighthouses of the Carolinas: A Short History and Guide
- Table of Contents
- All About Lighthouses
- U.S. Lighthouse Board
- Keepers of the Light
- Lighting a Lighthouse
- North Carolina Lighthouses
- Currituck Lighthouse
- Bodie Island Lighthouse
- Roanoke River Lighthouse
- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
- Ocracoke Lighthouse
- Cape Lookout Lighthouse
- Bald Head Island Lighthouse
- Oak Island Lighthouse
- South Carolina Lighthouses
- Georgetown Lighthouse
- Cape Romain Lighthouses
- Morris Island Lighthouse
- Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse
- Hunting Island Lighthouse
- Hilton Head Lighthouse
- Haig Point and Bloody Point Lighthouses
- Additional Information
- Nonprofit Lighthouse Preservation Groups
- Tourism Resources
- Lighthouse Terms
- Lighthouse Quiz
The book includes dozens of black and white photos (both recent and archive), as well as twelve pages of stunning color photos. It also contains sketches, diagrams, maps, driving directions, and information on nearby points of interest.
List of Maritime Museums
In the Carolinas…
- Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com
- North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort, www.ncmaritimemuseum.org
- Charleston Museum, www.charlestonmuseum.org
- Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, www.patriotspoint.org
Outside of the Carolinas…
- The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 596-2222
- Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Outer Banks (NC)Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, Outer Banks, NC
- Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101
- Independence Seaport Museum
- National Maritime Museum
Romney Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9NF
I love the book! It has tons of never before seen historical images of Carolinas beacons, plus pages of color images. It is factual, but not dry. The author has presented the history and current condition of each of the mentioned beacons in an informative and interesting way. I live along North Carolina’s coast and I never knew about a couple of our beacons. I like the maps and directions that show right where each beacon can be found. I also like the Points of Interest section at the end of each chapter that reveal other historic sites and tours that are near to the lighthouses.
Here are some interesting facts from Lighthouses of the Carolinas:
Did You Know…
…that cabbage oil was used as fuel to light the lamps?
…that all lighthouses became property of the federal government in 1789?
…that the first lightship, Diamond Shoals Lightship, was sunk by the enemy off the coast of North Carolina in 1918, but the crew survived?
…that night climbs are sometimes permitted at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse?
…that one of the last lighthouses built in America was Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse in South Carolina?
…what kind of lighthouse is Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse?
…what a “wickie” is?
…that the light in Georgetown Lighthouse stays on day and night?
…that Oak Island Lighthouse is now open to the public?
….why there are two lighthouses at South Carolina’s Cape Romain?
…what the reason is for the unusual design of Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse?
…Ocracoke Lighthouse is believed to be haunted by a former keeper, Cap’n Joe Burrus?
…how far it is from Currituck Lighthouse to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse?
…what the best way to get to Roanoke River Lighthouse?
…if there are any lifesaving stations still in existence in the Carolinas?
…what is so unique about Hunting Island Lighthouse?
…what kind of lighthouse is Hilton Head Lighthouse?
…assistant keeper, Devaney Farrow Jeanette, died of a heart attack right after climbing to the top of Bald Head Island Lighthouse?
…why North Carolina’s Currituck Lighthouse was never painted?
…what one of the most disgusting duties of a keeper was?
…how Bodie Island Lighthouse got its name?
This information AND MUCH MORE can be found in Lighthouses of the Carolinas.