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Address: Southport, NC

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Fun to find from the ferry

We enjoyed looking for this little known lighthouse on the ferry between Southport and Fort Fisher. Get on the left side of the ferry when leaving Southport and you'll spot it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
NorthCarolinaJean
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'd probably never know this lighthouse was even here if someone hadn't told you about it. It's located just before you reach Southport via the Ft. Fisher Ferry. It's very small so try to find it on your next trip!

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking for this little known lighthouse on the ferry between Southport and Fort Fisher. Get on the left side of the ferry when leaving Southport and you'll spot it right before the long dock.

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Huntersville, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It would be great if you could get close to this old beauty, but it is on private property and you can get there. You can see it from a distance on the ferry ride from Southport to Kure, but that is about all.

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Oak Island, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Little hidden lighthouse if only visible from the water of the Cape Fear River. You get a great view of this light house from the Fort Fisher Ferry - departing from Southport as soon as you are in the waterway!

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Not accessible by land, but good to see a piece of North Carolina history on the ferry ride from Ft Fisher to Southport NC

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Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Not a lot to look at but a very interesting history. This can be viewed from the ferry out of Southport and is worth looking for. The only surviving lighthouse along the Cape Fear River.

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1 Thank Alan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Price's Creek Lighthouse is the only one of eight lighthouses along the Cape Fear River, which were authorized by Congress in 1848, that is still standing. The lights were needed to illuminate the 25-mile stretch of the Cape Fear River between Oak Island and Wilmington. For History Buffs and Lighthouse Lovers this is a must see. Easily visible when you... More 

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Sanford, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This lighthouse is one of the last river lighthouses that once help guide ships upriver to the ports and city of Wilmington. It is no longer in use, but is easy to see on the West bank of the Cape Fear River as the Fort Fisher to Southport Ferry slows to dock in Southport...or as the Ferry leaves the Southport... More 

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1 Thank NCPirate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Price's Creek Lighthouse is a must see when you are in the area. Great fishing while enjoying the history of this landmark. Just think of the engineering and labor that went into building such structure. Please visit and enjoy!

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paminpoq
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You see this little brick "lighthouse" from the ferry only. It is cute but you cannot visit it. This is not a thing to do.

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