Turn Point Lighthouse on Stuart Island: We depart Orcas Island and head for Stuart Island. Bodie Island Lighthouse. The Ocracoke Island Lighthouse is distinctive on the Outer Banks for its small size, and is notable in the state of North Carolina for its age. [8], In 2004–2005, the National Park Service undertook a significant erosion control project at Outer Island, to stabilize the bluff which had proved susceptible to erosion since the station's earliest days. A diaphone fog signal replaced the steam fog signals in 1929. The steam whistles were fed by well water held in a cistern, but as the well would often run dry, a steam injector was installed in 1886 to pump water from the lake to the fog signals and dwelling. The rock wall at the bottom and drainage system at the top were completed, but a shortage of funds required scaling back the bio-engineering plans, and only the most critical sections of the bluff face were treated. Head: Orrator K. Hall (1874 – 1875), Henry A. Kuchli (1875 – 1881), John Armbruster (1881 – 1883), Henry H. Grover (1883), John Armbruster (1883 – 1887), John Leonard (1887 – 1896), John F.P. Rattray (1903 – 1904), Norman P. Hawkins (1904 – 1905), Philip Gill (1905), Otto Olsen (1905), Joseph A. Shorkey (1905 – 1906), Paul Emil Kannowski (1906 – 1908), George Lawrence, Jr. (1908), William A. Corran (1908 – 1909), Lewis F. Kinkle (1909 – 1910), Ole Kristiansen (1910 – 1911), Fay F. Ocha (1911 – 1912), Frank Davis (1912 – 1913), Charles H. Haven (1913 – 1914), Foster L. Herron (1914 – 1915), David J. Dufrain (1915 – 1916), Thomas Eckel (1916), Oscar J. Louks (1916 – ), Walter Hawkins (1918 – 1919), William H. Vining (1919 – 1921), Christian R. Falkenberg (1921 – 1922), James Gagnon (1922 – 1926), John S. Marshall (1927 – 1929), Charles Klepfier (1929 – 1930), Walter White (1930 – 1931), Rusell C. Perry (1931 – 1932), Daniel McDonald (1932 – 1934), Angus Graham (1934 – 1935), Walter J. Anderson (1935 – 1938), Joseph B. Marshall (1938), Frank Dow (1939 – 1940), Frank Dow (1941 – 1943). Five were drowned, but the others clung to the overturned boat. Lighthouse friends, Outer Island, WI article. "Bodie Island … Along the coast and on the Outer Banks, North Carolina is dotted with gorgeous and historic lighthouses. At that time, the Fresnel lens was removed and replaced by a solar-powered optic. It is best known for the mysterious disappearance of its keepers in 1900. [10], "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Wisconsin". A circular, brick tower was built that was linked to a two-and-a-half-story, brick keeper’s dwelling by a covered passageway. Depending on the lake conditions of the day you'll cruise pass the Captain's choice of 5 of these lights: Raspberry Island, Sand Island, Devils Island OR Outer Island lighthouse, OR the LaPointe & Chequamegon Pt lights on Long Island OR the two Michigan Island lighthouses. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is distinguished by its unpainted red brick, making it unlike any other lighthouse on the Outer Banks. Outer Island Lighthouse is best by going ashore on the island. Despite their small size, each one of the four islands contains a day's worth of activities. The lighthouse is attached to a two-story, red brick keeper's quarters. Tourists are quick to snap up places on the boats. Grounds open, dwelling/tower open in season. On December 16 at 4:45 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever, will celebrate the 150th anniversaries of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Dare County via a special online video on the Seashore’s Facebook page and Dare County’s CURRENTtv. Outer OBX lighthouses include Currituck Beach, Bodie Island, Roanoke Island Marshes, Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras. Outer Island Lighthouse was placed in service on October 20, 1874, with Keeper Orrator K. 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