Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo

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#10 of 15 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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  • We enjoyed seeing the lighthouse from our Inn (Roanoke Island Inn) and getting pictures and various times of the day. Nice boardwalks, and a playground with swings in the park on the waterfront.  more »
  • Great picture op. This is not your normal tall light house. Beautiful setting and the in town area is fantastic.  more »
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  • We had a good time at this gem of a place. While it is small in nature compared with most lighthouses, we enjoyed this beauty. It was closed when we went unfortunately but we were still able to look in the windows to see what it was all about. Thanks for the find!
  • Really enjoyed my visit here. Lots of interesting facts. I would recommend a visit if asked.

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