Pamlico Point Shoal Lighthouse, Gull Shoal near Pamlico Point, North Carolina
Screwpile style lighthouse built in 1891.
PAMLICO POINT SHOAL LIGHT
Location: IN 11 FEET OF WATER, ON THE EASTERLY POINT OF THE SHOAL MAKING OUT FROM PAMLICO POINT, SOUTHERLY SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE TO PAMLICO RIVER
Station Established: 1891
Year Last Tower(s) First Lit: 1891
Tower Shape / Markings / Pattern: White hexagonal screw-pile structure; piles and roof, brown; blinds, green; lantern, black.
Original Lens: Fourth Order
Characteristic: Fixed white
Fog Signal: Bell struck by machinery every 10 seconds
- A single brick tower was built on shore in 1828.
- In 1891 a new lantern on roof of hexagonal cottage, screw pile foundation was put in place.
- In the 1950s the light was deactivated and replaced by a modern automatic beacon.
Researched and written by Andrew Gray, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.