Saturday, March 24, 2018

Frying Pan Tower Lighthouse...!

If you are looking for an ideal place to take a vacation, you might want to consider this little beauty. Let me warn you ahead of time though, this place is certainly not like any other you may have been to.

Frying Pan Tower

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If the idea of staying overnight in a lighthouse appeals to you and you rue being born into a world of automated lighthouses, then perhaps staying at a B and B that is a decommissioned lighthouse is the weekend away for you.

The Frying Pan Tower is situated at the end of the Frying Pan Shoals, the southern tip of the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” off the coast of North Carolina.

As a lighthouse, the structure was manned from 1960 to 1979. For 110 years prior to that, the light that warned ships of the treacherous ground was provided by a stationary lightship that was anchored near the current lighthouse.

Once the lighthouse was automated, the living area (which is now the B and B part) was abandoned. In 2004, the coast guard deserted the whole structure, which was purchased in 2010 for a mere $85,000.

The entire structure somewhat resembles an electric frying pan, which was probably unintentional. It was originally built as an oil rig, and the name of the Frying Pan Shoals predates its construction.

I think I might enjoy a stay at this place. Might be interesting, for sure.Thanks to Listverse for the article on lighthouses.

Coffee out on the patio once again. Is this getting boring to ya?


Rob said...

Staying there would be different for sure!

Mamahen said...

Well...I love lighthouses, and NC isn't THAT far away...hmmm. I think I need more info on these:))

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
Yeah, but it might be kinda fun.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Mamahen...
Might be right up your alley.
Thanks for coming over this morning!

JO said...

I think staying there would be different for sure. But how would you get up there?

Patio never gets boring

texasann said...

This definitely looks like your kind place, Bubba. A little isolated, but right up your alley.
Big hugs.