Cape Lookout Light Station
A "Light Station" consists not only of the actual lighthouse but also any supporting structures such as the keeper's quarters, oil house, cisterns, coal and wood sheds and any other storage or work buildings. In the 20th century, a radio-beacon or other electronic navigational aid might have been added to the station.
A list of the known Keepers of the Cape Lookout light is also available.
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Portsmouth Village had as many as 685 people living there near its height in 1860. Buildings still standing there today include a church, Life-Saving Station, post office and school. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...