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This will be final stop for tonight on my tour.
Next on my tour of must see buildings of North Carolina brings us to one of the newest lighthouses in the entire country, Oak Island Lighthouse. Completed in 1953, this 148 feet (roughly 45 meters) tall lighthouse was built to replace the older structurally compromised Cape Fear lighthouse which was torn dawn shortly after the Oak Island Lighthouse was finished. Probably the most solidly built lighthouse on the Outer Banks, it is the only lighthouse on the Outer Banks built from concrete instead of brick, stone, and mortar. The Oak Island Lighthouse also has the 2nd most powerful light beacon in the world, only surpassed by a French Lighthouse that guards the English Channel. Unlike most of the other lighthouses in North Carolina, Oak Island Lighthouse is NOT open to the public year round. Your must register in advance to see the lighthouse up-close and inside of it. But if you can get a tour its a good one. It takes you up to the observation deck on the top of the lighthouse and even lets you look into the lens room but only briefly. The limited tours are only available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. So if you`re looking into wanting to see a more modern lighthouse in the country then Oak Island Lighthouse is the perfect lighthouse. Just be sure to plan in advance!
My tour of must see buildings of North Carolina will continue either Monday or Tuesday, depending on when I have some free time.