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Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Manteo, North Carolina

Carolina Coast Fine Art Photography

A Limited Edition, Fine Art photograph of the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse with a reflection of the lights of the in the water in North Carolina. Available as a Fine Art print, Metal print or Acrylic print.

There had been something about photographing this lighthouse at dusk that put it on my "had to do" list. While photographing the Carolina coastal area, I saw the forecast called for a calm evening with very little wind. This is what is needed to get the good reflection of the lights so I changed my plans and made the drive to Manteo on the Outer Banks.

Normally, clear skies are not my preference, but in this case they work to simplify the photograph. It was January and it was cold out by the lighthouse, but I soon forget about that knowing that I had captured the photograph I was looking for.


The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is one of the most iconic landmarks in North Carolina. It stands as a beacon, guiding ships to the safety of Hatteras Harbor. The lighthouse has seen many changes since its original construction in 1857. The present structure was built in 1964 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. You can find out more about this landmark with our brief history below!

The original tower was constructed in 1857. The original lighthouse was made of brick and stone, standing at 66 feet tall. The bricks were made by the slaves on the plantation nearby.

In 1887, a new cast-iron cylinder was constructed to replace the old tower. Then, in 1926, the lighthouse underwent a major renovation under President Calvin Coolidge's administration. In 1964, a new steel skeleton structure was completed to replace the brick and stone tower.

In 1983, the lighthouse underwent another major renovation that resulted in a brighter signal light and a fog signal that could be heard up to eight miles away. By 2011, this iconic landmark had been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, you can visit the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse for guided tours if you're near Hatteras Island!

In addition to being a beacon for sailors, this lighthouse is a landmark for North Carolina. Visitors can see the lighthouse from the air and on land. The lighthouse is a great place to enjoy an evening picnic with family and friends, or to spend time with your children.

Visitors come from all over to learn more about Hatteras' oldest landmark. You can tour the lighthouse's museum or take in some of North Carolina's beautiful natural landscape at Roanoke Marshes Wildlife Refuge, just 500 yards from the lighthouse.

The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse was originally constructed by Union troops in 1857. The original structure was repaired and added onto in 1894 by the United States Lighthouse Service and again in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt's Executive Order of 1907, culminating in the current structure we see today.

The lighthouse stands on the northern end of Bodie Island, near the town of Nags Head, North Carolina.


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Photo © copyright by Joseph C. Filer.

Framed Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Print

Framed Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Print print preview

Adding a handmade Roma Moulding Italian wood frame to the Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Print results in the most impressive display possible of any photographic print. This artwork includes a 4 inch wide Roma Tabacchino frame and a 3 inch black or white linen liner.

The frame and liner add 14 inches to both the horizontal and vertical dimensions of a print. For example, a 30 x 45 inch print will have framed dimensions of 44 x 59 inches. In the framed example is shown here, it is a representation of a print 30 inches on the short side.

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Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Print, Ready to Hang

Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Print, Ready to Hang

The Lumachrome® HD Acrylic Print using TruLife® acrylic is the finest acrylic print in the world today. They have a striking 3D appearance and the TruLife® acrylic virtually eliminates reflections.

This incredible print is then adhered to a second sheet of acrylic glass and a 1.375 inch thick Roma Moulding floating frame is mounted to the rear, which allows it to appear to “float” on the wall.

Trulife® acrylic blocks up to 99% of UV rays, has a hard coat that protects against scratches and cleans like glass.

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Exhibit Mounted Chromaluxe® Metal Print, Ready to Hang

Exhibit Mounted Chromaluxe® Metal Print, Ready to Hang

The Chromaluxe High Definition Metal Fine Art Print represents a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.

They are mounted on 2mm black Styrene and finished with a black edge and an black metal inset frame that floats the print ¾” off the wall when hung.

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Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl Print, Ready for Framing

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl Print, Ready for Framing

These Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are made using Fuji Crystal Archive Digital Pearl paper. Pearl-like crystals give silver halide color prints a specific luster, creating a distinctive pearl-like appearance, which is sure to capture your attention.

The prints are mounted to a 2mm black Styrene backing that resists warping, making it an excellent choice for adding durability and providing rigidity for framing.

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