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A screw-pile lighthouse is a lighthouse which stands on piles that are screwed into sandy or muddy sea or river bottoms. The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
This lighthouse is modeled after an 1877-1955 screw-pile lighthouse that once guided mariners along a narrow channel connecting the Pamlico Sound to the Croatan Sound, at the south side of Roanoke Island in an area known as Roanoke Marshes. Today�s lighthouse is the fourth incarnation of the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and uses a fourth order Fresnel lens. Once fairly numerous, no less than a dozen screw-pile lighthouses served as aids to navigation along North Carolina�s trafficked rivers and sounds, dating back to the 1800�s. Easily accessible along the Manteo Waterfront.
January 29th, 2012
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