Thursday, January 5, 2017
Lighthouse(s) of the Week, January 1-7, 2017: Cape Henry, VA, old and new
There are two lighthouses at Cape Henry, Virginia. One was built in 1792, the "old" one, and one was built in 1881, the "new" one.
Cape Henry Lighthouse
The first federally-funded lighthouse, completed in 1792.
Cape Henry Lighthouses
The second Cape Henry Lighthouse was completed in 1881 and sits approximately 350 feet from the first lighthouse. This lighthouse, painted black and white, is maintained and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, has been automated and remains in service today.
More from Lighthouse Friends, about the new one
A video (something new):
at 5:51 PM