The celebration of the 150th anniversary of the lighting of Bodie Island Lighthouse has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 12.
Originally planned for Oct. 1 but postponed because of inclement weather, the rescheduled ceremony at the historic Bodie Island Light Station is to feature remarks from Cape Hatteras National Seashore, United States Coast Guard, Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and descendants of lighthouse keepers. The one-hour event is to conclude with a special lighting of the Bodie Island Lighthouse.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Outer Banks Forever and Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, are hosting the celebration at the lighthouse. Free tickets to climb the Bodie Island Lighthouse on Nov. 12, are available but require reservations that can be made at www.eventbrite.com/e/428734565627.
First lit on Oct. 1, 1872, the current Bodie Island Lighthouse replaced the previous lighthouse that was destroyed during the Civil War.
Standing 164 feet tall, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is one of only 10 still-functioning lighthouses in the United States that features a first-order Fresnel lens, according to the National Park Service.