A short ferry ride takes you from the main islands of Hatteras, North Carolina, to the sleepy island and town of Ocracoke. This brick lighthouse is the oldest operating light on the outer banks and serves as a beacon for all those returning to the harbor.
Here the Ocracoke Light can be seen framed through that most American of images: a white picket fence. The island and town of Ocracoke, North Carolina is a quiet, sleepy place. The Ocracoke Lighthouse is the oldest remaining structure on the island. The lighthouse and keeper’s house were built in 1823 for the (relatively) paltry cost of $12,000.
The Ocracoke Lighthouse is the second-oldest continually operating lighthouse in the U.S., behind only the Sandy Hook Light in New Jersey.
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