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Screw Pile Lighthouses of North Carolina

August 20 @ 11:00 am

a screw pile lighthouse is featured alone over a body of water

The lighthouses along North Carolina’s ocean beaches are famous around the nation, probably none more so than the Cape Hatteras lighthouse at Buxton. But these towers weren’t the only structures that helped mariners navigate our waters during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Join Benjamin Wunderly of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort to learn about a different type of lighthouse, the screw-pile lighthouses, that dotted our internal waters of the Pamlico and Albemarle sound regions. Learn what life was like for the keepers who maintained these true lighthouses.

The program is part of the museum’s Salty Dawgs Lecture Series, which features presentations on North Carolina maritime history and culture. These talks are scheduled at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays from June 4 through Aug. 27 in the museum, located at 59200 Museum Drive in Hatteras. The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Call 252-986-0723 for more information.