UPDATED, Sept. 27, 2 p.m.: This Saturday’s event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first lighting of the Bodie Island Lighthouse is postponed due to the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding late this week.
A new date and time for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ranger-led educational programs and Bodie Island Lighthouse climbing opportunities are canceled this Saturday, Oct. 1.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse was first lit on Oct. 1, 1872, replacing the previous lighthouse that was destroyed during the Civil War. Standing 164 feet tall, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is one of only 10 still-functioning lighthouses in the United States that features a first-order Fresnel lens.