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Historical Markers in Cape Lookout, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Carteret County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Carteret County, NC (102) Craven County, NC (60) Hyde County, NC (23) Jones County, NC (1) Onslow County, NC (19) Pamlico County, NC (2)  CarteretCounty(102) Carteret County (102)  CravenCounty(60) Craven County (60)  HydeCounty(23) Hyde County (23)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)  OnslowCounty(19) Onslow County (19)  PamlicoCounty(2) Pamlico County (2)
Beaufort is the county seat for Carteret County
Cape Lookout is in Carteret County
      Carteret County (102)  
ADJACENT TO CARTERET COUNTY
      Craven County (60)  
      Hyde County (23)  
      Jones County (1)  
      Onslow County (19)  
      Pamlico County (2)  
 
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1 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Keep the Light Lit — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
Built in 1873 the two-story building in front of you was Cape Lookout Light Station’s Assistant Keepers’ Quarters. It housed the station’s assistant lightkeepers and their families for more than 75 years. Essentially a duplex, the quarters could . . . Map (db m213102) HM
2 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — More Than a Lighthouse — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
It is hard to miss the 163-foot-tall lighthouse. It was made to be noticed, to warn ships away from the shoals off the cape. But there is much more to the Cape Lookout Light Station than just the lighthouse. The light could not function without its . . . Map (db m213104) HM
3 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Our Dilemma: Eroding Shore — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
In the 1800s Shackleford Banks, across the water in front of you, and South Core Banks were one island. A 1933 hurricane cut them in two, creating Barden Inlet. The inlet might have closed naturally, but it has proven so useful for navigation that . . . Map (db m213093) HM
4 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Two Centuries Warning Ships — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
The two prominent mounds on the landscape in front of you mark the remains of the oldest light station structure—the 1812 Keeper’s Quarters and the 1812 lighthouse. The mound to your left was the site of the 1812 Keeper’s Quarters, which was . . . Map (db m213107) HM
5 North Carolina, Carteret County, Cape Lookout — Where Are We? — Cape Lookout National Seashore —
Notice the diamond pattern painted on the Cape Lookout lighthouse. That pattern tells mariners where they are. Knowing one’s position at sea is crucial. A lighthouse’s guiding light helps at night, but what about during the day? The appearance . . . Map (db m213101) HM
 
 
 
 
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Apr. 18, 2024