Federal Point Light

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Federal Point Light
Location Kure Beach, North Carolina
Year first constructed 1866
Deactivated ca. 1879
No longer in existence
Foundation Piers
Tower shape Cottage

Federal Point Light was a lighthouse at Federal Point near Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It was an active light from about 1866 to around 1879.[1][2]

Federal Point is on the inland side on the southern end of Pleasure Island, which a barrier island. It is near Fort Fisher and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Kure Beach.

History[edit]

One or more lighthouses were built at Federal Point prior to the Civil War.[3] A light tower was destroyed by Confederate troops in early 1860s.[1]

After a new inlet opened south of Federal Point, a new lighthouse was constructed in 1866. It was a cottage-style lighthouse on piers. The light was extinguished in 1879[3] or 1881.[1] A rock seawall was built in 1881 to close the inlet. The lighthouse burned in 1881.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, Bruce, and Jones, Ray, Southern Lighthouses: Outer Banks to Cape Florida, 3rd ed., Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT, 2002, p. 28, ISBN 0-7627-1243-0.
  2. ^ a b Zepke, Terrance, Lighthouse of the Carolinas, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL, 2002, pp. 77-78, ISBN 1-56164-148-0.
  3. ^ a b Stick, David, Bald Head: A History of Smith Island and Cape Fear, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wendell NC, 1985, p. 38, 71, ISBN 0-916107-00-0.