BALD HEAD "OLD BALDY"

Year Established:
1794
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2001
Photo Credit:
Candace Clifford
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
BALD HEAD ISLAND/CAPE FEAR RIVER
Latitude:
33°52′24.5″N
Longitude:
78°0′24.5″W
City / Town:
SOUTHPORT
U.S. State:
North Carolina
Location County:
BRUNSWICK
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. BALD HEAD "OLD BALDY"
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1930
Year Tower Established:
1817
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
DRESSED STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
99
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
96
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
2000
Keeper's Quarters Style:
Replica cottage
Other Structures:
BRICK OIL HOUSE (USED AS RESTROOMS), DECREPIT DOCK

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Current Optic:
REMOVED
Original Optic Type:
15 LAMPS & REFLECTORS later 4th order Fresnel
Year Original Lens Installed:
1851
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017