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Name: Laurel Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
North Carolina, United States

Location: Albemarle Sound.

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This lighthouse was replaced by a modern automatic beacon on the old foundation.

Height of Focal Plane: 42

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 30 seconds.

Description of Tower: Lantern on white, hexagonal cottage on iron screwpile foundation.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1880

Date Present Tower Built: 1880

Date Deactivated: c. 1950s

Optics: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: James Wilson Gillikin (1888); Captain Benjamin Fenner Cox (1900-1926), Benjamin Williams (assistant 1900-1904), Fred Kemp (assistant 1905-?)


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