East Lake, North Carolina: World's Largest Replica of World's Largest Lighthouse

North Carolinians are proud of their lighthouses, and stubby tributes can be found around the state. This is the biggest, of the biggest.

US Hwy. 64, East Lake, NC
West bank of East Lake, north side of US 64, between the "major" towns of Columbia (to the west) and Mann's Harbor (to the east).
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World's Tallest Hatteras Tribute Lighthouse

The World's Tallest Hatteras Tribute Lighthouse is for sale to the highest bidder! The lighthouse and the property, store, and marina, that is.

[Greg Brown, 03/27/2017]

The sale posting describes the replica lighthouse as "amazing" and that it's "professionally installed on a concrete base." We'd guess it's 40 feet tall.

Replica lighthouse.

World's Largest Replica of the World's Largest Lighthouse - the new champ

Located on the West Bank of East Lake (on the other side of East Lake from the town of East Lake - which is located on the east bank of East Lake) is the New "World's Largest Replica of the World's Largest Lighthouse." The World's Largest Brick Lighthouse, located at Cape Hatteras, NC is 208 feet tall and sports the black and white "barber-pole" paint job (lighthouses were painted - except for one at Corolla left brick colored - along the coast of NC so sailors could determine where along the coast they were by seeing the lighthouses during the day). North Carolinians are proud of their lighthouses and stubby tributes can be found around the state.

While Wilson, NC's tribute to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse may be big, East Lake's brick behemoth easily eclipses Wilson's lighthouse in height and gross tonnage.

[Greg Brown, 07/02/2001]

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In the region:
Wright Brothers First Flight, Kill Devil Hills, NC - 22 mi.

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