The Oak Island Range Lights helped guide vessels past Oak Island Bar.
Characteristic and Range: 1849: Fixed white, range 9 miles; 1866: Fixed white; 1892 Light List: Fixed red, range 7.5 miles.
Description of Tower: 1849: 20' white brick tower, focal plane 27'; 1866: 27' brown tower, focal plane 33'. The 1892 light list describes a white square pyramidal skeleton structure, 20' tall, focal plane 22'.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1849
Date Deactivated: 1890s
Optics: 1855: Fifth order Fresnel lens; 1866: sixth order Fresnel lens.
Fog Signal: Fog bell struck by machinery,
Current Use: Destroyed.