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Light List Data:
Craighill Lower Channel Front Range -
Historic Significance: The first caisson lighthouse built in the United States is believed to be the Duxbury Lighthouse (1872), Massachusetts. The following year the Craighill Channel Lower Front Range Lighthouse (1873), was built and is considered a greater feat of engineering as it was built in deeper water under more difficult conditions. The front range light is unusual for having two lights (only known extant example in Chesapeake Bay). A red beacon light is fixed above the gallery deck which serves as the front light for the range and a light in the lantern serves as a general aid to navigation. Craighill Lower Channel Front Range is the oldest caisson lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay.
Historic Integrity - Moderate. The exterior is relatively intact but the interior is in poor condition.