Bodie Island Lighthouse Named in Top Three for JELD-WEN Restoration Initiative

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Date: September 19, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Outer Banks Superintendent Mike Murray welcomed the news that Bodie Island Lighthouse has been selected as one of three finalists in this year’s JELD-WEN Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative. Based on public polling results, Bodie Island Lighthouse is one of the three nominees moving forward in the selection process. The voting process narrowed the field of twelve lighthouse finalists down to three this week.

The three finalists are, in alphabetical order, are Bodie Island Light Station, Grand Traverse Lighthouse and New Canal Lighthouse; and together, they generated 70% of the votes. JELD-WEN Reliable will continue to evaluate lighthouse’s needs, requirements, and overall restoration plans to select the ultimate winner and announce the decision later this fall.

"It is a true honor to have one of the National Seashore’s beloved lighthouses chosen from among 50 nominees around the United States," stated Superintendent Mike Murray. "We encourage the public to continue their support of this effort by visiting

or by contacting the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society President Bett Padgett at

for more information."

For additional information, contact the park at 252-473-2111 ext. 148.


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