NC's Bodie Island Lighthouse Gets A Makeover

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- The Bodie Island Light Station site is getting a makeover, and officials hope the renovations will eventually allow visitors to climb the steps at the North Carolina lighthouse for the first time in decades.

A new mile-long, 6-foot-wide wooden boardwalk from the lighthouse to the Pamlico Sound is almost finished.

The 156-foot lighthouse was built in 1872 and is painted with black-and-white horizontal bands. It's located on Hatteras Island, just north of Oregon Inlet.

Earlier this month, three historic buildings were relocated so they can be rehabilitated and workers will soon remove the original lens atop the lighthouse.

The estimated cost of those projects and others is $4.5 million.

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  • by Dave Location: OBX on Sep 25, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    Unfortunately the brief news that comes out about this "makeover" of the Bodie Lighthouse forgets to point out that the monies for this project were raised privately and not through taxation. So none of your precious tax dollars, if you even pay taxes, are being used for this project. And, you might ask, why would someone want their personal, private funds to be used for the public benefit? Maybe some people love our history, love our lighthouses and want to see them brought back to their former strength and beauty. On a separate note, it might be a good idea to learn how to spell (or at least use spell-check), prior to submitting such an embarrassing comment...
  • by JOBLESS Location: COLUMBIA on Sep 14, 2009 at 07:36 AM
    Send the money to MR.BASNIGHT ANDHE WILL SPEND IT.This money needs to be sent to counties with the hire unemploment rates.Total waste.There is very few locals left in that county now. It is mostly Mexicans and a RUSSIANS.When they leave where do you think these tax dollars are going to go.I guess it is best to live in the same county a STATE SENATOR LIVES in.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Sep 13, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    If it has been decades since you could last walk up the stairs, then it seems like a bad time to be spending 4.5 MILLION with the State of North Carolina in such a financial bind right now. Seems like this is something that could be put off until better economic days come back.Maybe after 2012!

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