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Encyclopedia > Ocracoke Light
Ocracoke Lighthouse and Silver Lake from Ocracoke National Park Museum, June 2007
Ocracoke Light

Ocracoke Island Light
Location: Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
35°06′32.2″N, 75°59′9.6″W
Characteristic: continuous flash

Ocracoke Light was built in the town of Ocracoke, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, in 1823 by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. The lighthouse stands 75 feet (23 m) tall. Its diameter narrows from 25 feet (8 m) at the base to 12 feet (3.7 m) at its peak. It is the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina and the second oldest in the United States. Download high resolution version (467x700, 55 KB)Ocracoke Island Lighthouse This photo taken by me in April, 2003 Henryhartley 16:25, Oct 12, 2004 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ocracoke is a census-designated place and town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS) is currently the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... A light characteristic is a coded description displayed on a nautical chart under the chart symbol for a lighthouse, lightvessel or sea mark with a light on it, to indicate how that light is recognised visually and audibally. ... Ocracoke is a census-designated place and town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


External links

  • The Ocracoke Lighthouse, National Park Service

 
 

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