Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Bodie Island Light

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Name: Bodie Island Light

Location (State or Province): North Carolina

Date Established: 1872

Optics: First Order Fresnel lens

Markings: White with black bands.

Range: 18 nautical miles

Characteristics: White 2.5 seconds on, 2.5 seconds off, 2.5 seconds on, and 22.5 seconds eclipse with 2 cycles each minute

Elevation: 50m (165ft)

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Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:23 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
Upon reaching the Outer Banks on Highway 264, turn south on Highway 12 and enter the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The road leading to the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be on your right after about six miles.

A visitor center in the keeper's dwelling, which houses a great bookstore, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the remainder of the year. The grounds around the lighthouse are accessible during daylight hours, and the base of the tower is open during the summer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information, call (252) 441-5711.

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