Photograph Copyrighted by Cotton Ketchie
North Carolina is known for their picturesque historic light houses; from Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island to this one pictured above known as the Bodie Island Light Station. This is actually the third lighthouse built on Bodie Island to supplement the Cape Hatteras Light House as the first one was abandoned due to poor construction and the second one was blown up by retreating Confederate troops in 1861. For years it has helped southbound ships fix their position for navigating the dangerous cape. Now part of our National Park Service, it is still a functional navigational aid, but the tower remains closed to the public.
This gorgeous photo was taken by renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Galleries, who spends much of his time driving all over North Carolina and even summer trips around the country, taking stunning photos like this one. If you haven’t visited his store on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville you should put it on your list for 2013! Continue reading