lighthouse keeper living by the sea
It’s brick walls unmistakable as it rises 162′ above the Outer Banks shoreline, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse has been a beacon of warning and safety since1873. As Susan Stafford Kelly describes it writing for Our State Magazine, it still takes a special person to be the lighthouse keeper.
“For 10 years, Meghan Agresto has lived 40 steps from the 140-year-old Currituck Beach Lighthouse, making certain its light never fails.
Whether it’s Disney’s Pete’s Dragon or sexy Rex(y) Harrison in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, everyone has a romantic notion about lighthouses — North Carolinians, especially so. But sailors, beware. Currituck is not a welcoming lighthouse like Ocracoke, but a warning lighthouse: Watch out for the shoals!”