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Bald Head Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Captain Charlie’s Station

Named for Charles Swan

Captain Charlie’s Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Captain Charlie’s Station Marker
Inscription.  These four dwellings were provided by the government for the keepers of the Cape Fear Lighthouse and their families. Captain Charles Swan, the first keeper of the light, lived with his family and staff in these homes from 1903 until 1933. The smallest building of the four was used for storing food and supplies. These structures were abandoned following deactivation of the light in 1958, and were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 33° 50.794′ N, 77° 57.969′ W. Marker is on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Federal Road and Capt Charlies Point Road, on the right when traveling south on Federal Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Federal Raod, Southport NC 28461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Generator House (a few steps from this marker); Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903–1958 (a few steps
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from this marker); Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Blockading Ship U.S.S. Peterhoff (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Batteries No. 1 and No. 2 (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bald Head Island.
Regarding Captain Charlie’s Station. The "Cape Fear Lighthouse Complex" has not yet been digitized in the NRHP database.
Also see . . .  Cape Fear Lighthouse. (Submitted on April 1, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 117 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 7, 2023