Ocracoke Lighthouse and Lightkeeper’s Quarters, last dash of sunlight, in Ocracoke Island North Carolina

The Ocracoke Lighhouse (also referred to as the Ocracoke Light Station) and Lightkeeper’s Quarters on Lighthouse Road in Ocracoke Island North Carolina.  The light was built on this site in 1823, replacing an earlier light on a nearby island, and still utilizes the fourth order fresnel lens installed in the light in 1854.  The light that shines nightly was automated with electricity in 1955, and can be seen for 14 miles.  The light is currently maintained by the United States Coast Guard.

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