Old Baldy Lighthouse photo by Capt.Mike Dennis
Cape Fear Lighthouse Information was researched by Capt. Mike Dennis out of Carolina Beach, N.C.
Thousands of tourists visit Bald Head Island each year to learn about the island’s rich maritime past at the Smith Island Museum of History and experience Old Baldy up close – including the climb to the top for a breathtaking view of the surrounding area’s outstanding natural beauty.
Bald Head Island and the surrounding waters have been home to numerous navigational aids for over two centuries. Though several have been lost completely, remnants of Cape Fear Lighthouse and the historic Bald Head Lighthouse remind island visitors of the important role Bald Head Island has played in helping mariners safely navigate the deadly water of the Cape Fear.
Old Baldy Lighthouse
Location Bald Head Island
1817 First-year lit
Material dressed stone
Height 100′ tall
Optics 15 lumens
Fresnel Lens Disposition
Deactivated in 1930
Owned by the Old Baldy Foundation
Oak Island Lighthouse
Location Coast Guard Station Oak Island
The Oak Island Lighthouse was lit in the year1958
Optics Lens DCB 24
Marking pattern Top Black, Middle White, Lower Gray
Can be seen 24 miles out from the sea
Constructed by United States Coast Guard
Price’s Creek Lighthouse
The Price’s Creek Lighthouse is a structure located near Southport, North Carolina. It was one of two range lights at Price Creek in a series of lights to guide ships from Cape Fear to Wilmington, North Carolina.
Constructed material Bricks from England
Walls 3′ thick
The land is owned by Archer Daniels Midland Corporation
Fact from Capt.Mike Dennis the Cape Fear Guide – I believe that the only place on the East Coast of North America that you can actually see three different Lighthouses is on the Cape Fear River! I am researching this information at the present time.
Cape Fear Guide – Capt.Mike Dennis – 910-619-0928
210 Peninsula Drive, Carolina Beach, N.C. 28428