Monday, April 14, 2014

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Manteo, North Carolina 

Last week I traveled to North Carolina with the travel trailer, inflatable boat and camera. Our destination this trip was the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge near Williamston. I arrived on the Outer Banks on Sunday evening but our departure from there to the mainland was delayed for a day by bad weather so Monday we drove down to Manteo for lunch and a walk around.

The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse originally stood on Croatan Sound in Wanchese, Norrth Carolina. The light was built in 1877, decommissioned in 1955 and subsequently lost in the sound during an attempt to move it to private property.

This replica was completed in 2004 on the Manteo waterfront overlooking the Roanoke Sounda. The 19th century fourth order Fresnell lens in the lantern room was loaned to the lighthouse by the US Coast Guard.


  1. One of my favorite haunts whenever I'm on the Outer Banks.

    1. Yes, it's a very interesting place and I like the atmosphere on a cloudy April day with few people about.


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