Bodie Light a finalist in restoration competition

Bodie_LightOur own federal red-headed stepchild, Bodie Island Lighthouse, is currently tied for second with a lighthouse in Louisiana in the JELD-WEN® Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative.

Outer Banks Lighthouse Society President Bett Padgett says the 1872 beacon near Oregon Inlet is the only real, true lighthouse of the top contenders — the others look like a house with a little tower.

There's still time to vote!