Laurel Point Light Station, Laurel Point, North Carolina
LAUREL POINT LIGHT
LAUREL POINT, SOUTH SIDE OF ALBEMARLE SOUND, NORTH CAROLINA
Station Established: 1880
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: UNKNOWN
Foundation Materials: IRON SCREWPILE
Construction Materials: WOOD
Tower Shape: HEXAGONAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE WITH BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
- The Laurel Point Lighthouse was built in 1880. It was screwpile type lighthouse which meant it was cottage in open water resting upon large iron “screws”.
- It was almost identical to the Gull Shoal Lighthouse also in North Carolina.
- The cottage was destroyed in the 1950’s. A modern beacon sits on the foundation of the original light and is an active aid to navigation.
Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.