Replica Lighthouse Up And Running

The crowning glory of the replica Roanoke Marshes Light was delivered recently.

It's an original fourth order Fresnel Lens that many Eastern Carolina screw pile lighthouses used at the turn of the 20th Century. Carrying the hundred pound artifact up a winding narrow staircase wasn't an easy job for town employees.

Manteo will officially dedicate the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse on Saturday, September 25 with a community cookout and festival.