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Roanoke Marshes Light was a screw-pile lighthouse in North Carolina.Plan your visit to Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Manteo trip website.
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.
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse reviews
Marshes Lighthouse is a reproduction of a lighthouse style that once graced the nearby waterways for bay/sound navigation. It’s new location along the waterfront, park, and nearby marina and local... more »
We have traveled and seen all of the Outer Banks lighthouses and I have to say that this one is most unique to me. It is at the end of a long dock that you can walk out to and walk inside when open... more »
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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