Our Bucket List of Carolina Lighthouse Field Trips (north to south) : Currituck Beach (NC), Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke, Cape Lookout, Oak Island, Old Baldy, Georgetown (SC), Cape Romain, Sullivan’s Island, Morris Island, Hunting Island and Harbor Town. Thirteen unique locations, each with its own story to tell. Our hope is that we can capture a quality photograph of each one to add to our Lighthouse gallery. So far we’ve seen 9 of 13. Some require ferry rides and hiking. They also require some planning to get to and we’ve logged about 2,000 miles this summer. Some are still active: Currituck, Bodie, Hatteras, Lookout, Sullivan’s, Hunting and Harbor Town. All have their unique and interesting history.
Below are some of our photographs. These are works in progress and our aim is to get the best ones edited, printed and added to our gallery for our September shows. Several will require a return field trip. Some days the lighting or weather just doesn’t cooperate with the lens! Its all part of the adventure! As Forrest Gump may have said; Fieldtrips are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get! Enjoy what we have so far!
Completed 1875, Brick Structure, approximately 1,000,000 red bricks.
Bodie Island - Landscape
Bodie Island Lighthouse. Built in 1872, original destroyed in the Civil War. 150 feet tall.
Bodie Island - Portrait
Built in 1872, original destroyed in the Civil War. 150 feet tall.
Hatteras Island Lighthouse
Nation’s tallest lighthouse. Called America’s Lighthouse built in 1870, 257 steps to the top.
Lookout Lighthouse - Cape Fear
154 feet tall, completed in 1857 and was often used as the model for other Lighthouses.
Cape Romain Lighthouse
Completed 1857 - 154’ tall. Yes, it is several degrees from plumb.
Morris Island Lighthouse
Original Lighthouse marking Charleston Harbor destroyed in the Civil War. Rebuilt in 1876 and is 161 feet tall.
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Completed in 1859 and is 132 feet tall. Relocated 1.25 miles from its original location due to erosion.
Harbour Town Lighthouse
Privately built in 1970 , a part of Sea Pines Plantation.