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Lighthouse History

Built: 1849

Type: Beacon on an elevated structure on the edge of the marsh

Height: 22 feet

Status: Destroyed 1865

Lens: 1855: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Location: West side of Cape Fear River, halfway between Wilmington and Southport

Notes: Orton's Point lighthouse was destroyed toward the end of the Civil War and was not rebuilt. The light fixed white, range 9 miles.

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