Thursday, July 20, 2006

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in Manteo, NC is a reproduction of a lighthouse that was built on pilings in the southern entrance of Croatan Sound on Roanoke Island. The original lighthouse was decommissioned in 1955. The lighthouse sank in the sound during an attempt to move it to private property.

Today, the new lighthouse is part of an historical park that memorializes the early settlers of the island. The lighthouse is an active aid to navigation, guiding boats into Shallowbag Bay.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

keltic&swiss said...

LOVE this shot!

lisa-marie said...

Oooh! I love the framing! Great shot!

kath said...

your photographs are lovely!

James said...

All, thanks so much for the kind comments!