The Carolinas’ coastline is well known for treacherous currents and navigational dangers that challenge even the most experienced mariners. In fact, North Carolina’s Outer Banks region has been famously dubbed the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” for the many ships and lives lost there through the years. Often, the only thing standing between these mariners and doom on the rocks was a brilliant light flashing from a lighthouse. Thanks to GPS and other modern navigational aids, lighthouses no longer play the same crucial role in shipping, and today many of these famous Carolinas lighthouses stand dark, serving only as iconic symbols of America’s past. With the travel season in full swing, here are 10 must-see lighthouses along the coast of the Carolinas.