Currituck Lighthouse

$10.95

Black felt box included

2 1/4″W x 3 3/8″H

17 in stock

SKU: 10-08 Category:

History

Built along the coastline of North Carolina’s Outer Banks in December 1875, the 158-foot tall conical tower was left unpainted to make it distinguishable from the neighboring lighthouses. The keepers of the lighthouse were removed in 1939 when they were no longer needed to climb the 214 steps to trim the wicks, clean the lenses, and wind the clockwork mechanism which rotated the beacon.

Still in Operation

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This lighthouse is still operational and the 1000-watt light displays a 20-second flash cycle, on for 3 seconds and off for 17 seconds, warning ships as far away as 19 miles out to sea.

 

 

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse Ornament is an ideal gift for any lighthouse collector. Tom Pollard Designs specializes in designing the finest gold-plated brass lighthouse ornaments.

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