Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bodie Island Light Station

Bodie Island is the northernmost part of the Outer Banks. Once upon a time, it was a true island, but the inlet that separated it from the Currituck Banks peninsula closed, and now it is an extension of that peninsula.

'Bodie' is properly pronounced 'Body,' though you will often hear it as 'Boh-dee.'

Part of the island belongs to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Bodie Island Light Station is at the southern end of the island, just north of the Oregon Inlet bridge. The Light Station is part of the national seashore.

The lighthouse is the third such structure at this site. For a history of the lighthouses, please click here.

Here are some photos from this year's trip:

Further up the island, you'll find Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and the Wright Brothers Memorial, as well as Jeanette's Pier. The Pier is now part of the North Carolina aquarium system.