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

Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903–1958

 
 
Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903 – 1958 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903 – 1958 Marker
Inscription. The Cape Fear Lighthouse stood here until it was deactivated and replaced by the Oak Island lighthouse across the mouth of the river. The wrought iron and steel frame of the tower stood 150 feet high and its flashing lens was capable of reaching an 18–½ mile radius. The concrete footings remain to mark the site.
 
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
 
Location. 33° 50.796′ N, 77° 57.957′ W. Marker is in 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.
 
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); Captain Charlie’s Station (a few steps from this marker); Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Blockading Ship U.S.S. Peterhoff (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4
Concrete remains of lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
2. Concrete remains of lighthouse
(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.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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