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Old Aug 21, 2007, 6:04 AM   #1
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This is the Bodie (body) Island lighthouse. It has an interesting history.

Of all the early North Carolina lighthouses, the Bodie Island Lighthouse had the rockiest beginnings. Disagreements over the location delayed the building of the first lighthouse for ten years. After one year, one side was a foot lower than the other causing the lamp to stop functioning; attempts to prop up the lighthouse were unsuccessful. So, in 1859 a 90-foot-high brick tower was built as a new Bodie Island Lighthouse. In the early years of the Civil War, this lighthouse was controlled by Union troops. However, in 1861, Confederate troops slipped into the lighthouse and blew it up. The current Bodie Island Lighthouse was built in the model of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, except for having an exposed granite base. Even this lighthouse had a difficult beginning. Soon after it began operation in 1872, a flock of geese flew against the light, breaking glass panes and damaging the lens. Today, the lighthouse is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse itself is not open, but the old keeper's house is open as a visitor's center and museum.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 6:05 AM   #2
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Vertical shot.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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very interesting history with lots of twist and turn supported by excellent visual too.

thanx for sharing
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 7:08 PM   #4
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Thanks for commenting!
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 9:46 PM   #5
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I like the vertical shot with its layering the best although both are good.

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I like the sky in these. And, agree with Cal. The cropping of the second one is great.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 10:20 PM   #7
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I think this is a haunted Light House and the spirits decidedit was not going to be operational no matter what. Both are good shots but I prefer the vertical as well.
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