Bodie Island Light Station

Bodie Island (pronounced “body”) is a long, narrow peninsula at the northern part of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The original Bodie Island Lighthouse was built in 1847, and the 160-foot brick lighthouse tower that stands today was constructed in 1871. A duplex keepers’ house was also built, and a powerful first-order Fresnel lens was installed in the lantern. The keeper's house now serves as a ranger office and visitor center. Carolyn Wellman, an interpretation park ranger for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is interviewed in this episode. The co-host for this episode is Guinevere Porter of Kentucky, and her mom Heather also takes part. Guinevere is 11 years old and loves traveling with her family to lighthouses. She’s seen at least 15 so far.

Submitted by nelights on Sun, 11/12/2023 - 13:04