Currituck Beach Light House

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1101 Highway 12 North, Corolla, NC, USA
(252) 453-8152

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emmytravel emmytrav…
49 reviews
Currituck Lighthouse, Corolla, NC Outer Banks May 23, 2010
The Currituck Lighthouse is 214 steps about 50 less than Cape Hatteras lighthouse. There are a decreasing number of steps between each landing and sometimes the landing matches up with the slotted windows for a vantage point view. May 10th was cool and clear. The climbing was not difficult and coming down was fine also. The view at the top was magnificent from every angle. It was interesting to note the Currituck restrooms. The stalls were divided by corrugated sheet metal framed in finished wood. This is an interesting style that might be both economical and perhaps ecological. It is unique at the least.
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furiousfowl furiousf…
19 reviews
Currituck lIGHTHOUSE Jul 24, 2008
Now out of all the lighthouses with the exception of point fermin lighthouse in CA,this was the only lighthouse i got to climb up in. it was fantastic to climb such a great tower. it took a bit due to my health but i made it up the 214 steps to the top.

At 162 feet tall, it has over 1 million unpainted bricks, it was built in 1873 and completed on december 1st 1875 with a 1st order fresnel lens which means it has the largest of 7 fresnel lens sizes. the original source of ligfht was a u.s. mineral oil lamp consisting of 5 concentric wicks, the largest was 4 inches in diameter.

before the advent of electricity, a mechanical means was required to rotate the huge lenses that made the light appear to flash. a system of weights suspended from a line powered a clockwork mechanism beneath the lantern-much like the workings od a grandfather clock. the keeper cranked the weights up by hand every 2.5 hours.

with a 20 second flash cycle, the light can be seen for 18 miles. the distinctive sequence enables the lighthouse not only to warn ships but also to help identify their locations. the currituck beach lighthouse was the last major brick lighthouse built on the outer banks on North Carolina.
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vances vances
462 reviews
Currituck Light Sation Jun 23, 2008
A terrific light house. Unlike the other classic stations in the Outer Banks, this 158-foot light house retains its beautiful brick exterior with no whitewash and black paint. And it consists of about one million bricks! Nestled in the pretty Currituck Heritage Park, another attraction of this lighthouse is that you can ascend to the top. Admission is $7 per person (free if 7 years or younger). There is a spiral metal staircase with plenty of landings to allow the up-down traffic to negotiate beyond each other. There are some informative displays at several landings and it is nicely done.

At the top you are afforded tremendous views. Of course you don’t want to look inland across the Banks to see the endless expanse of modern condos, but in all other directions you get to absorb the natural beauty. When you get back down you can check out the gift shop, in one of the preserved outbuildings at the foot of the beacon. Yes, we scored a tacky magnet! This truly is a delightful place where you can enjoy a magnificent lighthouse and much more!!!
Currituck Light Station
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Looking inland from atop Currituck…
arttxturtle says:
Ah...I think this is one of my favorite lighthouses in NC!
Posted on: Jun 29, 2008
jennjeff1 says:
Vance, great shots of the Currituck Light Station! Please post a link to your review on the Lighthouses TB Group! I already posted the blog link there. You should probably add the other lighthouse pics first...they tell the whole story! Great job! ~Jeff
Posted on: Jun 28, 2008

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