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2004 By State
California
  East Brother 542
  Golden Gate 663G
  Golden Gate 663
  LS RELIEF 672
Delaware
  Indian River LSS 300
  Mispillion 302
Florida
  Northwest Passage 308
  Old St. Augustine 671
Maine
  Little River 305
Maryland
  Craighill Rear Range 309
  Hooper Strait OE 461
Massachusetts
  Race Point 306
Michigan
  Alpena 316
  Grand Haven OE 450
  Grand Traverse OE 451
  Ludington Pier 304
  Presque Isle 313
New Jersey
  Hereford Inlet Fall 313
  Sea Girt OE 459
New York
  Rondout II 301
North Carolina
  Oak Island OE 445
  Ocracoke OE 456

Oregon
  Heceta Head OE 455
Rhode Island
  Castle Hill OE 453
Texas
  Port Isabel OE 457
Virginia
  Cape Henry OE 454
Washington
  Cape Flattery 303
Wisconsin
  Bailey's Harbor Range 674
  Cana Island OE 460
  Raspberry Island 307

Bermuda
  St. David's 311
China
  Mahota Pagoda 310

Fresnel Lens
  Fourth Order 673
  Hereford ORN
  Point Vicente ORN
  Yorktown ORN
  Boston Harbor ORN

USCG Ships
  Tender George Cobb 116
  Barque Eagle 117

Bodie Island North Carolina
Harbour Lights #719
Christmas 2004
Lighted

Throughout history, hundreds of ships have met their fate and multitudes of mariners lost their lives in the menacing waters off the North Carolina coast, giving rise to its reputation as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. In 1837 Congress appropriated the funds for the construction of a much-needed Outer Banks beacon to supplement one existing at Cape Hatteras. It would be ten years before the site on Pea Island was purchased and construction began.

The initial light, a 54-foot tower constructed in 1847 on an unsupported brick foundation, began to lean within two years and was finally abandoned in 1859. It was rebuilt on a nearby site the same year. When the Civil War broke out the 80-foot tower was blown up by the Confederate troops who feared that the Union forces would use the lighthouse as an observation post.

It was not until 1871 that construction began on a third Bodie Island Lighthouse. The government purchased the new site, 15-acres north of the Oregon Inlet, from John Etheridge for $150. On October 1, 1872 the 156-foot Bodie Lighthouse, equipped with a powerful First Order Fresnel Lens, was ready to help ships navigate through the dangerous Cape. The Keeperís Quarters duplex was completed soon after.

The light was electrified in 1932, ending the need for an on-site keeper. In 1953 all of the light stationís property except the tower were transferred to the National Park Service. The light still functions as a U.S. Coast Guard navigational aid. The Keeperís duplex has undergone two historic restorations and now serves as a ranger office and visitor center for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Harbour Lights beautifully depicts a winter wonderland. This exceptional sculpture perfectly embodies the true spirit of the holidays!

HL# Name MSRP Introduced Retired Edition

719

Bodie Island NC $75 6/04 12/31/04 5,000

 

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