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Bald Head Light (Old Baldy)
Bald Head Island,
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Date Established: 1794
Date Present Tower Built: 1817
Height of Tower: 100 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 110 ft.
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Open to Public?: Yes, $3 charge
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DescriptionBuilt in 1817, Old Baldy is North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse. The historic structure dominates the landscape on Bald Head Island which is located at the confluence of the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. A replica of the 1850s keeper's cottage adjacent to the lighthouse serves as the Smith Island Museum.
Passenger ferry runs from Southport to the island.
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||Date posted: Fri Sep 1, 2006