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"Midnight Lighthouse"

by Nikki Fincannon

"Midnight Lighthouse" by Nikki Fincannon

Photographer's Notes:

A shot looking up at the lights of the Oak Island Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was completed in 1958 and stands 153 feet tall, however, since it is on raised land, it is 169 feet above sea level. There are 131 steps to the lantern gallery, but rather than having the typical spiral staircase, the Oak Island Lighthouse consists of ship ladders. Although this Lighthouse is owned by the Town of Caswell Beach, since 2004, the U.S. Coast Guard maintains the light.

Interesting Fact: Rather than paint the cement exterior after being built, the paint was mixed with the concrete. This practice prevents paint from chipping off!

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