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Postby Annabelle » Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:07 pm


Has anyone had a chance to view the two new replica lighthouses in the eastern coast of North Carolina? I understand there is one at Manteo and the other one in Plymouth (I believe).

Are they worth going to see? I love the other Outer Banks' lighthouses, and wonder if these two are as interesting.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:05 pm


Several members here have visited. Here is a sneak preview to what you will see when you visit.

http://www.beachbum.homestead.com/Light ... olina.html

Their links are number three and four in the left hand coloum.

Enjoy!
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:10 pm


Annabelle,

This is the one from Plymouth ...

<img src="http://img98.exs.cx/img98/2346/OBLHS2006.jpg">

This is the one from Manteo ...

<img src="http://img98.exs.cx/img98/4784/OBLHS2028.jpg">

To me, they were too new ... too shiny ... to have a "feel," but what they lacked in character they more than made up for by providing a cultural link .. some continuity ... to an interrupted history.

I hope you get there ...

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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:54 pm


Barry,

I can't remember if you have posted that photo of the Roanoke River Replica before, but I wanted to say that I like that particular shot.

Annabelle,

One of the cool things about the Roanoke River replica is that it is an EXACT replica of the lighthouse. The area around the lighthouse (say looking at Barrys photo, the area on the opposite side of the fence and to the left) will eventually be turned into a marshy area, to give the replica more of an authentic feel of where the original light use to sit. Since it is not handicap accessible, there will be an camera installed and linked to a tv near the bottom of the stairs that lead you to the entrance of the light.

They are both worth taking a look at/through, but check ahead to see when they will be open.

Here is another link for the Roanoke River Replica
http://www.roanokeriverlighthouse.org/
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Postby vacastle » Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:40 pm


Hi Annabelle,

You won't be sorry if you take the time to visit either or both. I have to agree with Barry's assessment that they are both too new and shiny to give you "that feeling".

What they do accomplish well is preservation of lighthouses...not necessarily the structure itself, but it's history, because the originals were lost to us forever.

Roanoke Marshes Light will be used by the community of Manteo for educational purposes. Because of this, the interior was left "open" to accomodate groups.

Roanoke Marshes Light is an easy short ride from Nags Head, so very easy to take in when you are on the Outer Banks. Roanoke River Light is a little out of the way but is well worth planning the time to get there.

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:13 am


Annabelle, I haven't yet visited the Roanoke River replica, but I found the Roanoke Marshes replica in Manteo to be quite charming. While it might not have that historic "feel" of other lighthouses, it is a big part of rejuvenating the waterfront in Manteo and the setting is just beautiful. I WAS fortunate enough to be there in September for the official dedication ceremony, and we had a picture-perfect day for the festivities which added to the spirit of the event.

I would recommend that ANYONE who visits the Outer Banks to take the few extra minutes to cross the bridge to Roanoke Island and experience the Manteo waterfront! It's well worth it. :D And by all means be sure to visit Festival Park and check out the Elizabeth II and the wonderful gift shop and museum. You could easily spend an entire day in Manteo with everything that there is to see and do.

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Postby Annabelle » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:31 pm


Thanks to everyone who responded to my post about the replica lighthouses. You all do make it plain that yes they are worth coming to the Outer Banks to see !

And thank you, Grover 1, for the pictures. Although they are not the tall sentinels that the other lighthouses are on the Outer Banks, they still have a unique historical heritage. I have recently seen several of this style (in Baltimore Harbor and Drum Point MD, as well as one on the VA waterfront).

Thanks again, folks.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:57 pm


Annabelle,

Which lighthouse are you refering to on the VA waterfront? Stingray Point?
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Postby Larry » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:04 pm


You guys all have me wanting to go back to the OBX. But alas....not this year..... :cry:
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Postby Seasentinel » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:51 am


I always want to go to the OBX......is my favorite place on earth. Right now I am pineing away for it. This is one of my shots of the Roanoke River Lighthouse. There are some more here also

http://flaminbird.smugmug.com/gallery/234354/1/9103150

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Postby Pharoslvr » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:26 pm


Great shots, Michelle & Barry!!
(Michelle, to the right of the RM light...it almost looks as though that's Bodie Island in the background. Could it be?????) 8O

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Postby Seasentinel » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:16 pm


Hey....I think that just might be Bodie Island in the background. I hadnt even noticed. Its a 30-second exposure so I would've caught it in that time frame. Good eye
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Postby kinnakeet » Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:00 pm


John and I argue over the light in Manteo. From the front deck we can see Manteo and the causeway. We're on the sound. Often, we see a light that looks like a lighthouse. I think it's the replica. He thinks it's a tower at the airport. Hummm...
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Postby COTA » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:07 pm


Michelle,

I know the "feeling" of longing to "just be" at the OBX!! Aahh......I am so ready to get back there soon!

Great photos on your site! I've got to get some of Lookout in the process of being painted.

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Postby Seasentinel » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:51 am


Beth...I added all the photos I thought were worthy of being reprinted in smugmug album. I'm sorry I just havent had time to email you to let you know. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Dawn...I really think you are right that it is Bodie Island. I think the airport is too far away for it to be that. You can always count and see if its around 2 flashes every 22-seconds. Wish I had the view you have.
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