Lightkeeper Descendants Relight Bodie Island Lighthouse, Now Open For Tours

Posted By on April 19, 2013

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is open for public tours starting today for the first time ever, following a four-year renovation project.

Bodie lightkeeper descendants Lauren and Sara Kate Quinn; Sam Dough; Lea, Laney, and Logan Bonner; joined District Interpreter and Master of Ceremonies Patrick Gamman and National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Barclay Trimble in relighting the Bodie Island Lighthouse on April 18, 2013.

Bodie lightkeeper descendants Lauren and Sara Kate Quinn; Sam Dough; Lea, Laney, and Logan Bonner; joined District Interpreter and Master of Ceremonies Patrick Gamman and National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Barclay Trimble in relighting the Bodie Island Lighthouse on April 18, 2013.

An official Relighting Ceremony was held at the lighthouse yesterday, where many of the living descendants of the actual lightkeepers who lived and worked the historic black and white horizontally striped Bodie Island tower decades ago were in attendance in honor of their ancestors.

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day, April 18, 2013.

Bodie lightkeeper descendants Lauren and Sara Kate Quinn; Sam Dough; Lea, Laney, and Logan Bonner; joined District Interpreter and Master of Ceremonies Patrick Gamman and National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Barclay Trimble in relighting the Bodie Island Lighthouse at a ceremony held on April 18.

You can see more photos from yesterday’s event below, courtesy of the National Park Service.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day Color Guard ceremony.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse opening day Color Guard ceremony.

It's a new day at the Bodie Island Lighthouse, now open for public tours for the first time.

It’s a new day at the Bodie Island Lighthouse, now open for public tours for the first time.

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