CAPE HENRY New

Year Established:
1881
Existing:
Yes
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
CHESAPEAKE BAY
Latitude:
36° 55.32'
Longitude:
76° 00.30'
City / Town:
VIRGINIA BEACH
U.S. State:
Virginia
Location County:
VIRGINIA BEACH
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. CAPE HENRY New
  2. CAPE HENRY New
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1881
Tower Construction Material:
Cast Iron
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
157 Feet
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
154
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
FRAME
Other Structures:
FIRST ASST. & SECOND ASST. KEEPERS, OIL HOUSE, SEVERAL SHEDS,

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
1st Order Fresnel
Year Original Lens Installed:
1881
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1983
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017