This Lighthouse In North Carolina Was Constructed Using One Million Bricks

Over the years, a total of 23 lighthouses have graced the coast of North Carolina. Some are still around, and some are not. In 1872, the Light-House Board determined there was a seriously dark spot along 40 miles of coastline in North Carolina. In fact, ships sailing south through the area would skim dangerously close to the shore while trying to avoid the Gulf Stream. In response, the Currituck Lighthouse was commissioned in 1872. Construction began in 1873 and the lighthouse was completed in 1875.

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Have you ever visited the Currituck Lighthouse? Did you know so many bricks were used in its construction? And finally, how many of North Carolina’s lighthouses have you visited so far? Let us know in the comments!

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