Welcome to the Outer Banks Lighthouse
Society ~ Advocates for North Carolina Lighthouses ~
People of all ages are drawn to lighthouses for various reasons. Some because of their historical significance, some because of their majestic mystique, some for the stories within the walls of the towers, and some are seeking spiritual identity. For whatever reason, people from all over the world visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina to see the lighthouses. We all have a common interest. The members of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society share this interest and a common goal in keeping these lights shining. Come see our lighthouses. They call to us not just across the water but across time. They are markers of history, of navigation and of our dreams.
Lighthouse Updates, Winter 2015 Learn the latest news about lighthouse openings and fees. Includes Chickamacomico Life-saving Station, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum,
& Maritime Center Lighthouse Facility.
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OBLHS offers grants to help school children visit lighthouses in their community. Information
about our Students' Lighthouse Travel Application can be found here: wordpdf
CONGRATULATIONS to Clayton Elementary School and Old Baldy Foundation (for Southport schools) who are recipients of 2014 Students' Lighthouse Travel Grants!
OBLHS offers grants to help other lighthouse organizations and community to aid in their quest for preservation. More information on our general grant can be found here: word pdf
Chicamacomico Life Saving Station
Rodanthe, NC 252-987-1552
As soon as we were a country, Congress was asked, "What can be done about all those
The answer was two-fold: ~
1790– Congress created the United
States Light-House Establishment to
warn ships of danger, hoping that
would be enough…But it wasn’t nearly enough, ships still
wrecked. Lots of lives & cargo was lost.
Finally,1871– Congress created the United
States Life-Saving Service to rescue
shipwrecked victims in peril from the sea. Read the story at
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* * * * * * * * * * 2013 Winter Newsletter available online for members only