Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo

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#10 of 16 in Historic Sites in Outer Banks
Roanoke Marshes Light was a screw-pile lighthouse in North Carolina.
Little is recorded about this light, which was replaced in 1955 with an automated light on a shorter tower. It marks the south entrance to the channel through Croatan Sound, to the east of a marshy shoal extending from the western shore. Ironically this places it in the deepest bottom in the area.
There was a predecessor light on this site, beginning in 1857. The pictured light, of conventional screw-pile construction, was lit in 1877. When the light was decommissioned, an unsuccessful attempt was made by a private party to move it, but the house was lost in the sound.
In 2004, a replica of the light was dedicated at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum in Manteo, North Carolina.
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  • The lighthouse is pretty tiny compared to the others in the area. The dock area around it is beautiful. Great place to Relax and enjoy the scenery. The little village around the lighthouse is pretty....  more »
  • My mom and I loved our trip to the lighthouse and museum. We really enjoyed taking our time walking all around the docks. It felt good to go our own pace. There was plenty of benches on the docks to.....  more »
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  • If you’re a lighthouse enthusiast and in the area, well worth the stop. Interesting facts about screw pile construction.
  • Scenic and relaxing. Great for an evening stroll around the lake at sunset. Very beautiful addition to the city. And a bonus lighthouse to boot.

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