Old Baldy Lighthouse The lighthouse on Smith Island, also known as Baldhead Island is locally known as “Old Baldy”. Built in 1817, Old Baldy is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina and is located near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Share this:TwitterFacebook 0 comments on “Old Baldy Lighthouse” Add yours → Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Please enter an answer in digits:17 − 14 = Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.