Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in American Lighthouses, Favorite Places, My Blog, NC Outer Banks, Ocracoke Island | 0 comments

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island on the North Carolina Outer Banks is one of my favorite places to visit.  The quaint village dating back to the 1700s was made famous by the well-known pirate, Blackbeard.  Blackbeard was killed on November 22, 1718.  It was a pirate haven and was permanently settled in 1750.  Today, it is a serene fishing village and quiet tourist area.  The Ocracoke Lighthouse was built in 1823 and today is the oldest lighthouse in NC still in continuous use.  It is the 2nd oldest in the United States in continuous service.  I love going to the sleepy village of Ocracoke and the lighthouse is my favorite of all I have visited.  The Ocracoke Lighthouse was constructed for just over $11,000. A great place visit.




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