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Old Baldy Lighthouse Built in 1817

 

Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina. It is the second of three lighthouses that have been built on Bald Head Island since the 18th century to help guide ships past the dangerous shoals at the mouth of the Cape Fear river...

 

 

Old Baldy Lighthouse Built in 1817

 

Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest lighthouse still standing in North Carolina. It is the second of three lighthouses that have been built on Bald Head Island since the 18th century to help guide ships past the dangerous shoals at the mouth of the Cape Fear river...

 

 

comments (14)

Cape Fear? Did you see Robert Mitchum skulking around there smile
That is an amazing construction.
....peter:): Penny may have seen his ghost around Cape Fear Michael....petersmile
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 23 Apr 2018, 01:10
It gives the impression it has been built to last a while, Peter.
....peter:): the inside steps have been rebuilt but the structure will be standing for a long time yet Ray....petersmile
If it weren't for the receding shoreline, I'd say that thing would still be standing long after we're gone.
....peter:): it will still be standing long after we're gone Elizabeth... it would just be under the sea....petersmile
It looks built to last, Peter.
....peter:): it is built out of concrete Frank... i'm sire that it will last a long time....petersmile
North Carolina lighthouses are known for a bit more color, Peter, but this will at least do for durability?
....peter:): Old Baldy was built to be functional Ginnie... it's not the prettiest Lighthouse is it....petersmile
J'aime ces vieux phares, ils sont une âme. Bisous pour vous trois
....peter:): Les vieux phares ont beaucoup d'âmes de ceux qui se sont perdus dans les tempêtes Marie... mais ils en ont aussi sauvé beaucoup plus....Bisous de nous trois
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Apr 2018, 06:41
Cape Fear sounds like a worrying place!
....peter:): I'm sure it was named that for a good reason Chris....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Apr 2018, 07:16
I thought you might tell us how it got the name bald head Peter.
....peter:): the lighthouse is built on Bald Head Island off of NC Chad... so they gave it the nickname of Old Baldy....petersmile
Cape Fear suggest a lighthouse was a good idea Peter!
....peter:): a very good idea Bill... there are three lighthouses on the island and she has a sister on the opposite side of the entrance to the Cape Fear River....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2018, 13:35
Cap Fear and the light houses loose their hair and collapses sometimes. Must be Old Bluebeard stalking.
....peter:): it could have been Old Bluebeard who caused the old lighthouse to go bald Louis....petersmile
Rather a strange looking lighthouse that one.
....peter:): it wasn't built to be beautiful for sure Brian... but it was built out of cement to last a long time....petersmile
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2018, 18:01
it is a very functional looking lighthouse, Peter.
It surely needs a paint job. Around here there would be a 'Paint the Lighthouse' benefit and we'd get 'er done!
Très ancienne architecture ...belle photo!

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