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Name: Shell Castle Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States

Location: Pamlico Sound, just inside Ocracoke Inlet.

Notes:
This lighthouse was made useless by shifting sandbars and channels, but it remained in operation until destroyed by lightning in August 1818. It was replaced by a lightship for a few years until Ocracoke Lighthouse was built in 1823. The builder of this lighthouse was Henry Dearborn, who also built the first Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Tower Height: 64

Description of Tower: Pyramid-shaped wooden tower covered with shingles, on a stone foundation.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1798

Date Deactivated: 1818

Optics: One large lamp with four wicks.

Current Use: Destroyed.

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