Old Baldy Lighthouse photo by Capt.Mike Dennis

Cape Fear Lighthouse Information

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
Shape Octagonal
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
Shape Cylindrical
Height 148′
Optics Lens DCB 24
Marking pattern Top Black, Middle White, Lower Gray
Operational Yes
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.

Completed 1849
Constructed material Bricks from England
Height 20′
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