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After many many years of visiting Bodie Island Lighthouse, I finally managed to arrange a special use permit as a professional photographer to photo document the beautiful 1st order Fresnel lens that is still in it's home, the lantern room, of Bodie Island lighthouse. These images chronicle the climb and the lens.













I want to experess my sincere thanks to the staff of the National Park Service offices in Manteo, especially Toni Dufficy and Steve Thompson, for their assistance in making these images possible and to the rangers working in the visitor's center at Bodie Island lighthouse, Dorene and Jessica. for taking time from their busy schedules to escort me up to the lantern room while I photographed.


All images are Copyrighted by Gary Martin, 1996-2004. No images can be downloaded or used for any purpose without premission in writing from the copyright holder.