Party for an iconic OBX Light Station

By on May 19, 2023

Members of the United States Coast Guard, Hatteras Inlet Station, present the colors. (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
Superintendent David Hallac address the crowd of over 500. (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
John Simpson, great-grandson of Lighthouse Keeper Joseph Burrus, speaks on behalf of all lighthouse keeper descendants. (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
View of the event from the top of the Ocracoke Light Station. (Phots by Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
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(Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

The National Park Service posted this release about the May 18 celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke Light Station.

Here is the information.

“Yesterday, park staff gathered with over 500 visitors on a beautiful day to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke Light Station. Thank you to all our partners, visitors and the Ocracoke community in celebrating this amazing milestone and honoring the role the light station continues to play in the community and its continued function as an active aid to navigation.

The celebration is not over: check out to stay up to date on future events throughout the season.



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