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Sunday, October 10, 2021



Bodie Island Light Station, North Carolina, US

The Bodie Island Light Station that stands today is actually the third lighthouse to grace this spot. The first, built in 1847, was so poorly constructed that it began to lean over just two years after completion, and was torn down in 1859. A second tower was quickly erected but was blown up by Confederate troops in 1861. The current incarnation, built between 1871 and 1872, has a striking black-and-white striped design and it’s one of the few lighthouses that still uses an original Fresnel lens.

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