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|Currituck Beach Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters|
had reported in previous years, the U.S. Light-House Board in 1872 states
that ships, cargoes and lives continued to be lost along the 40 miles of
dark coastline that lay beyond the reaches of existing lighthouse.
Southbound ships sailing closer to shore to avoid the Gulf Stream were
especially in danger. In response, construction began on the Currituck
Beach Lighthouse in 1873 with completion two years later.
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Uniformed keepers and their families pose on the steps of their homes--on both sides of the duplex Keepers' House. Each family had its own dining room, kitchen, and parlor on the first floor, three bedrooms on the second floor, and a finished attic. High ceilings and transoms over interior doorways allowed for maximum circulation throughout the building.
A special thanks to Ben Bateman and Judy Brickhouse for these new color photographs and also to the Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc. for the information and drawing of the lighthouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.