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Wash Woods, Kill Devil Hills, and Caffeys Inlet--many photos

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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:21 pm


Wash Woods is located just two miles up the beach from the Currituck Station. Privately owned, it is now either for sale or owned by the Twiddy real estate company, not sure which. We will try to find out. Anyway, here are some shots of the station.

The Wash Woods Station and lookout tower.
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A close up of the lookout tower.
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A close up of the station building.
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After we were done shooting this station, we were ready to leave for home. On our way back down hwy 12, we took a quick minute to pull in and photograph the Kill Devil Hills 1874-Type station,

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and the Caffeys Inlet station.

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On the way home, we stopped to smell the flowers.
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Postby cawteener » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:32 pm


Here are a few more...

One of the porch, note the Coast Guard "sign" above the door

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And the Twiddy sign, up close
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And a full view of the station
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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:11 am


I just wanted to pass along that the Wash Woods station has been purchased by the Twiddy Real-estate company and is being used as an office. This is good news, as several of you know that they bought and moved the 1874-Type station at Kill Devil Hills and moved it beside the Currituck Beach light. I am awaiting more information so I will keep you posted.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:47 am


Stephen,

Those pictures give me another excuse to thank you for spurring my interest in those 1874-type structures ... they are quite reminiscent of the style of many homes here in God's Square Mile ...

Completely unrelated ... I like those watch tower shots ... any old pictures in your research of what they looked like way back when? I'm looking for pictures with a ladder ...

Thanks (and to Christina as well) for posting these.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:30 pm


Barry,

At your request, I scanned this 1992 photo from the book, Old Coast Guard Stations Vol. II, North Carolina, by Richard L. Chenery III. This "rough" scan should give you an idea what it use to look like, at least 13 years ago anyway.

It appears the the tower is taller in my photos than the older one. My guess it that erosin played a part in that?

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:17 pm


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