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Bodie Island Light

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, on North Carolina's Outer Banks. This current tower completed in 1872, is the third built in this vicinity, and is still working. It is 156 Ft (48 M) tall. The name is pronounced locally as "body". It is said that the name came from the number of bodies that used to wash ashore in the area from shipwrecks in the area known as "Graveyard of the Atlantic". Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations were a big part of life on these barrier islands.

TAGS: Hatteras, Lighthouse, North Carolina, Outer Banks, United States

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 12, 2015, 7:03 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 48mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Bodie Island, North Carolina, United States of America