Handcrafted from the finest materials to ensure long lasting durability, our Oak Island Wooden Lighthouses are made from a top quality signboard plywood and hand painted with your choice of 12 designer colors in an exterior paint. All of our Wooden Lighthouses come with a standard 25 watt bulb or you may choose to upgrade to any of the lighting options listed below. We also offer an optional base to help increase the size of your lighthouse. They are built to endure all types of weather conditions and are a great way to beautify your landscape by covering well casings, sewer pipes, or anything else in your yard. Our Oak Island Wooden Lighthouses are very appealing to the eye and a great addition to your lawn or garden. You are sure to get many compliments!
History of the Oak Island Lighthouse:
Being completed in 1958, the Oak Island Lighthouse is one of the newest lighthouses in the United States. This lighthouse was built when Cape Fear Light (AKA the Skeleton Tower) was demolished. It is made from concrete and stands 153 feet (47 m) tall (with only 148 ft. above the ground) and is anchored by 24 pilings that are 67 ft. deep (10" round and filled with concrete). It replaced the Cape Fear Lighthouse, a steel skeleton lighthouse near Cape Fear on Bald Head Island. (That lighthouse was demolished afterwards to avoid confusion.) The lighthouse marks the mouth of the Cape Fear River, and from 1958 until 1962 it was the brightest lighthouse in the US and second most powerful beacon in the world, only surpassed by a French lighthouse along the English Channel. In 1962 it lost that distinction due to a change in the bulb technology used. The light is 169 feet above the water and can be seen for 16 nautical miles, which is needed to mark the entrance to the Cape Fear River and help ships avoid the dangerous Frying Pan Shoals.- Wikipedia