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.

The old:
Cape Henry Lighthouse

The first federally-funded lighthouse, completed in 1792.

The new:
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):

And pictures:

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