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Why isn’t the battleship lit at night, or at least the outline of its silhouette?

Shannan Bowen
StarNews
Battleship silhouette with lights

The Battleship North Carolina is lit with a single strand of lights as the sun sets on Dec. 30, 2011. (StarNews photo by Paul Stephen)

The Battleship North Carolina is dark at night after the visitors have left its deck and after any events this year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battleship being a museum.

It’s dark because the Battleship doesn’t conduct its Sound and Light show anymore, so there is no longer the capability to light the ship at night, assistant director Roger Miller said.

But it might not be dark for too much longer.

Miller said Battleship staff members have asked several interested groups to study and propose a suggested lighting plan. But no practical proposals have been received, he added.

“We hope that in the future we will be able to light the ship, at least for special occasions,” Miller said.

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One Response to “ Why isn’t the battleship lit at night, or at least the outline of its silhouette?”

  1. On April 12, 2011 at 7:53 am Carol wrote:

    The Battleship is consistently one of the top tourist draws in the State of North Carolina. I would hope with the new efficient light bulbs on the market that the outline of the ship could at least be lit on the weekends. It adds a lot to the downtown experience when walking along the river front.

    Carol
    Wilmington, NC



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