OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C. -- The beacon atop North Carolina's oldest continuously operating lighthouse will shine once again.
The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., reported the beacon at Ocracoke (OH-cruh-coke) Island will be relit at dusk Wednesday. The light was disconnected while the lighthouse got an interior makeover, including metalwork repair, new glass in the lens room and the installation of lightning protection.
The 65-foot lighthouse was built in 1823 and is the shortest in North Carolina.
The lighthouse's 1860 Fresnel lens was unplugged in November, and the Park Serve said it was protected inside an enclosure while the renovation was done.
The beacon is visible for 14 miles.
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