Nearest Town or City:
Kilmarnock, Virginia, United States
Location: Chesapeake Bay, north of entrance to Rappahannock River.
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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
A lightship was at this site from 1834 to 1861. The lighthouse was replaced by a small automatic beacon in the same location.
Description of Tower: White hexagonal screwpile lighthouse
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1869
Date Deactivated: 1965
Optics: Fifth-order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Destroyed.