As noted earlier this week, vacation this year finds me on The Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I decided to visit the lighthouses that were the namesakes for several Team System features developed by the Visual Studio North Carolina office.
To complete the set, I hereby name Bodie Island Lighthouse near Nags Head the honorary namesake for the Team Foundation Server SDK. Be sure to read the full Wikipedia entry to learn the local history behind the name.
The current Bodie Island lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of North Carolina. The first two actually stood south of Oregon Inlet on Pea Island. The first was built in 1847 and then abandoned in 1859 due to a poor foundation. The second, built in 1859, was destroyed in 1861 by retreating Confederate troops who feared it would be used as a Union observation post during the Civil War. The third and current lighthouse, with its first order Fresnel lens, was completed in 1872.
Here I am at Bodie Island Lighthouse.