Cape Lookout Lighthouse

 NEWS & EVENTS

October 24, 2020

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

OCTOBER 24, 2020 -- 26th ANNUAL KEEPERS WEEKEND... OUR FIRST VIRTUAL MEMBERSHIP GATHERING

 

We are happy to report that the virtual members’ meeting, held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, was both a virtual and very real success! Our President, Bett Padgett, opened the meeting by welcoming everyone, and having both Board members and members from around the country, some of whom had never been to a Keepers’ Weekend, introduce themselves.

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April 4, 2020

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

APRIL 4, 2020 -- OBLHS HOLDS ITS FIRST ONLINE VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING

 

In a first for the Society’s Board of Directors, the annual Board meeting was held online, through the wonders of Zoom, necessitated by stay-at-home orders in the wake of the spread of the corona virus Covid-19. An earlier trial run had proved successful, and so on April 4th, 2020 at 9:30 am, President Diana Chappell called the meeting to order.

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July 2, 2019

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

JULY 1, 2019 -- 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE MOVE

 

SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 2020


On Monday, July 1st, 2019 the National Park Service celebrated the 20th anniversary of the historic move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999. More than 150 people gathered under a large tent at the base of the lighthouse to mark the event.

 

  NOTE: Clicking link will redirect to article on the OBLHS Archive page.

 

 

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December 15, 2019

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

DECEMBER 14, 2019 -- HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE FREE WINTER CLIMB

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th from 9:00am until 12:00pm


For what has become an annual tradition, a group of Lighthouse Society members met at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to welcome climbers to the lighthouse on the only day it is open during the off-season. Variously known as “OBXmas” or “Ho, Ho, Ho, Up We Go,” the free climb is popular with local residents and visitors alike...

 

 

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October 30, 2019

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

OCTOBER 28, 2019 -- IN MEMORIAM DOWARD JONES

 

[Shared from the Facebook page of Tom Harrison]


Northeastern North Carolina just lost a champion. Washington County resident, writer, photographer, visionary, leader and friend, Doward Jones Jr. passed away today from pneumonia.

 

 

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October 15, 2019

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

25th ANNUAL KEEPERS' WEEKEND IN COROLLA A BIG SUCCESS!

 

OCTOBER 4th & 5th, 2019 -- Our annual Keepers' Weekend visits to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Corolla's Whalehead Mansion, the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center (Wild Horse Sanctuary), and the Corolla Wild Horse Tours were a great success and another opportunity for our members to explore another coastal tower's history up close and personal. 

 

 

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January 1, 2019

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

JANUARY 1, 2019 -- 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF OBLHS

 

CELEBRATING OUR 25TH YEAR OF ADVOCACY & PRESERVATION

 

1994-2019 -- A look back at 25 years of advocacy and preservation efforts of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, that, like so many other organizations, had small and humble beginnings but has grown to achieve historic and wondrous things.

 

  NOTE: Clicking link will redirect to article on the OBLHS Archive page.

 

 

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December 8, 2018

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

DECEMBER 8, 2018 -- HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE WINTER CLIMB

 

FREE!

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th from 9:00am until 12:00pm

 

Enjoy a winter view of Hatteras Island from the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. A partnership event with the National Park Service and the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society.

 

A little later in the day, make sure to check out the Hatteras Island Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 pm in Hatteras.

 

 

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October 12-13, 2018

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2018 -- OBLHS KEEPERS WEEKEND @ CAPE LOOKOUT
 ...CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE DAMAGE

 

We regret to announce that our 2018 Cape Lookout/Harkers Island/Beaufort Keepers weekend has had to be cancelled due to storm damage from Hurricane Florence.

 

 

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August 15, 2018

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

AUGUST 15, 2018 -- IN MEMORIAM  J. CANDACE CLIFFORD

 

[Reprinted by permission from the United States Lighthouse Society News]  We are sad to announce that our dear friend J. Candace Clifford died this morning at her home in Alexandria, Virginia, after a battle with brain cancer.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to her mother, Mary Louise Clifford, and all her family and friends.

 

Ask anyone deeply involved in lighthouse preservation to name the nation’s top lighthouse researcher and you’ll hear one name – Candace Clifford...

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May 5, 2018

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

2018 OBLHS ANNUAL BOARD MEETING HELD

 

The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society’s Board of Directors held their annual meeting on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Coastal Studies Institute of North Carolina in Wanchese.  At this meeting the society’s past accomplishments were reviewed and short- and long-range plans were made for the future.  We also received an update from Jami Lanier, Cultural Resource Manager for the Outer Banks Group of the National Parks Service.    

 

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October 6, 7, & 8, 2017

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

2017 23rd ANNUAL OBLHS KEEPERS' WEEKEND is coming up
and YOU'RE INVITED!!    

 

This year our celebration will recognize the 200th Anniversary of the 1817 Bald Head Island Lighthouse, fondly known as “Old Baldy.” But our weekend will include so much more!  Beginning at mid-day on Friday, October 6th, all participants will get a tour of North Carolina’s newest lighthouse on Oak Island, built in 1959. There will also be a tour of the Southport Maritime Museum followed by our annual Keepers’ Weekend Banquet featuring North Carolina barbecue and fried chicken (as well as vegetarian options).

 

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April-May 2017

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

200th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of OLD BALDY LIGHTHOUSE

 

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 throngs of visitors came out to celebrate Old Baldy's 200th birthday. The day was a success with 450 lighthouse climbers and over 600 total people in attendance. Children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and collected 3,000 eggs filled with sweet treats. Many North Carolina dignitaries were in attendance and spoke about the importance of Old Baldy to North Carolina history and the Cape Fear region.

 

The 200th Anniversary celebration will continue all year long with multiple events.​

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November 2016

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

LOST LENSES FOUND AT THRIFT SHOP

 

Just about everyone knows of John Havel’s love for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. So it was no coincidence when one Sunday after church a friend approached him and said, “I think I may have found a lens from a lighthouse. I go to flea markets a lot and last week I was at the Thieves Market in Raleigh. I think I saw a pair of lighthouse lenses." Havel was skeptical but as she began to describe them, he realized she may have seen some real prisms from a lighthouse lens. Havel and his wife Aida drove straight to the store and quickly located the two bullseye flash panels. Each was about 3-feet tall by 10-inches wide with beautiful circular-cut prisms encased in a bronze frame.​

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November 7, 2015

 DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER


There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation–fondly known by many as the “Circle of Stones.” 

EXPLORE YOUR OUTER BANKS PARKS EXHIBIT

 

A new exhibit, Explore Your Outer Banks Parks is now open at the Outer Banks History Center, Festival Park, in Manteo, NC. Using artifacts, photographs, documents, and text panels, the exhibit celebrates a century of the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. The exhibit is a joint effort of the Outer Banks History Center staff and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, who collaborated on the design and development of the exhibit in honor of the National Park Service Centennial.

DEDICATION OF THE KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT AMPHITHEATER

 

There has been another rescue at Cape Hatteras. In late January and early February of this year, a quiet project began at the Cape Hatteras Light Station that will speak loudly into the future. Thirty-six granite stones engraved with keepers’ names once comprised the revered area marking the original site of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse foundation--fondly known by many as the "Circle of Stones."

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