Currituck Lighthouse












Photograph by
Alfred Flattum

March 1983
Photograph by
Alfred Flattum

June 1985
Photograph by
Alfred Flattum

"Fall" 1982
(stairs inside of the lighthouse)
Photograph by
Anne Shelton
Photograph by
Anne Shelton
Photograph Courtesy Of
North Carolina Division Of Travel and Tourism
Photograph by
Barbara Nelson Cheek






Currituck Beach Light was built in 1875, and is located in Currituck county. The tower, is 158 feet tall. The walls are almost 6 feet thick at the base, to help the tower withstand Atlantic storms.

To distinguish Currituck from neighboring lighthouses, its red bricks were left unpainted, and they remain so.

The twelve-foot-tall lantern at the top still holds the station's original first-order, bull's-eye Fresnel lens. The automated light flashes white every twenty seconds, and can be spotted from up to nineteem miles away.

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