North Carolina Equinox Lighthouse Tour

We know the end of summer is quickly approaching, so before summer is over we want to take you up the coast on a North Carolina Lighthouse Tour, follow us! Let’s all jump into our Chevrolet Equinox and begin our coastal adventure!

1.Oak Island Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: Our State

To start your trip it’s only right to visit the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina. First stop is the Oak Island Lighthouse built-in 1952 replacing the Cape Fear Lighthouse. Made out of concrete long and skinny tower had the brightest light in the United States from 1958-1962, standing on Bald Head Island since 1817. Old Baldy has rightfully earned its right to be the first stop.

2. Cape Lookout Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: OuterBanks.com

 

The next lighthouse on our list is on the beautiful Crystal Coast we have Cape Lookout. This lighthouse is on the Outer Banks in the southernmost part and it’s painted for directions with black facing north and south and white east and west. If you’re lucky you might even spot some wild horses!

3. Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: OuterBanks.com

As simple and remote as the Ocracoke Lighthouse may seem it had been guiding sailors and boats since 1823. The lighthouse stands 75 feet tall, diameter narrows from 25feet at the base to 12 feet at its peak. Being one of the most remote stretches of the Outer Banks, this could be a full-day experience from seeing Ocracoke Lighthouse to exploring the island.

4. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: The Outer Banks of North Carolina 

Can’t miss the tallest brick lighthouse in the US and we are lucky to have it right on the North Carolina coast on Hatteras Island. Originally built in 1803 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built as a ‘guiding light’ to help sailors navigate through the graveyard of the Atlantic. There are 269 steps from the group level to the lens of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Always impressive to see the brick lighthouse standing at 210 ft.

5. Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: Odyssey

The Bodie Island Lighthouse has been replicated three times since 1872, standing 156 feet tall. It is located on the Roanoke Sound, it is located amongst the marshland. The view from the top is incredible and totally worth it.

6. Currituck Beach Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: OuterBanks.com

Currituck stands out being the only natural-brick lighthouse on the coast with 1 million bricks. Towering over the northern Outer Banks historic Corolla Village making for a beautiful sight at the top with expansive views of the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Currituck is the largest of seven Fresnel lens sizes being known as a first-order lighthouse.

7. Roanoke Lighthouse

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Photo Credit: OuterBanks.com

We are at our last stop of the trip often one of the most overlooked Outer Banks lighthouses we have Roanoke LIghthouse. Don’t be discouraged by it being tucked away in the quiet east end of Manteo waterfront with small stature and limited visibility, it’s still a lovely sight to see. It jets out 40 yards into the Roanoke Sound with a prim white exterior with black shutters and red shingled roof, capped off by a 2′ ft., 4″ in. the tall lens gives this lighthouse a classic coastal look. Enjoy the fantastic waterfront view and stroll the wooden boardwalk to explore the exterior.
We have completed our North Carolina Lighthouse tour! We hope you had fun and enjoyed our roomy Equinox, be sure to stop back again for another road trip!

Take the New Colorado ZR2 Bison Home Today

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Are you ready to take your off-roading adventures to the extreme? Chevrolet has teamed up with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)for the first time to bring you the new Colorado ZR2 Bison and we have it right here in Wilmington, NC at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet.

Protection

This Bison will be ready to take off-roading as soon as you take it off the lot, as it comes equipped with many protective features straight out of the factory.

5 skid plates which cover the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and both front and rear locking differentials. The 5 skid plates are constructed of hot-stamped Boron steel which is a rarity for a production vehicle.

AEV- designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers is also a key focus on off-road protection. The steel bumpers give you excellent protection while traversing obstacles like rocks and logs.

Other key components are; trail recovery with the front featuring winch provisions and recovery points which are integrated into the rear. Another one is standard fog lights below the traditional headlights.

Exterior

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Rather than the traditional Chevrolet bow-tie, the Bison will have an exclusive flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettering grille. “Bison” decals are on the bedsides along with an “AEV Bison” logo on the tailgate of the new Colorado variant.

Wrapping the all-new ZR2 Bison-specific 17×8 inch aluminum tires wheels are the 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. A standard all-terrain ZR2 Bison spare tire comes with the truck along with special larger ZR2 Bison fender flares, the Bison-specific wheels and fender flares were co-developed by AEV.

  • Bedliner, Spray-on, Black with Chevrolet logo (Includes ZR2 logo.)
  • Bumpers, rear, Black
  • Cargo box light, back of the cab
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Glass, windshield shade band
  • Headlamps, projector type
  • Mirror, spotter, located in corner of driver-side outside mirror
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Moldings, Black beltline
  • Pickup box
  • Tailgate handle, Black (Not available with (SCZ) Chrome tailgate handle, LPO.)
  • Tailgate, EZ-Lift, and Lower
  • Tailgate, locking
  • Tire, spare P265/65R17 all-terrain, blackwall
  • Tires, P265/65/R17 all-terrain, blackwall, 31″ Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
  • Wheel, spare, 17″ x 8″ (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum
  • Wheels, 17″ x 8″ (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum
  • Window, rear-sliding, manual

Interior

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The Bison features embroidered AEV-logo floor liners and headrests. Along with all of these other features:

  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Console, floor, front compartment, custom
  • Console, overhead
  • Cruise control, electronic, automatic
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Display, driver instrument information enhanced, multi-color
  • Door locks, power
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, carpeted front (Not available with (ULV) Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition.)
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear (Not available with (ULV) Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition.)
  • Handles, door release, front, and rear, Chrome
  • Lighting, interior, dual reading
  • Lighting, interior, roof, rear courtesy and dual reading lights (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Seat adjuster, 4-way power front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control
  • Seat, rear folding bench (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seats, heated driver, and front passenger
  • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel controls mounted audio controls
  • Steering wheel, heated
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Theft-deterrent system, immobilization
  • Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated sliding vanity mirrors
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
  • Wireless Charging for compatible cell phones (expanded capability)

Want to take this beauty for a test drive or even better take it home? Come by Jeff Gordon Chevrolet to check it out! See all of the awesome features, and plan your new off-roading experience with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison.