From Lightships to Light Towers: The Capes of North Carolina
October 14 @ 1:00 pmFree
Shortly after the construction of several coastal lighthouses in North Carolina, it became apparent that some locations would require additional warning lights. The dangerous shoals of Diamond (Cape Hatteras), Lookout (Cape Lookout), and Frying Pan (Cape Fear) proved difficult to navigate for many seafaring captains. Learn about the early attempts to mark these treacherous waters and the towers that eventually were put in place. The free program is part of the museum’s Maritime Heritage Series, informal lectures held in the museum’s auditorium and simulcast via Facebook and Zoom. Registration is not required for the in-person program.