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ASSATEAGUE LIGHT

State: VIRGINIA
Location: SOUTH END ASSATEAQUE ISLAND
Nearest City: CHINCOTEAQUE
County: ACCOMACK
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1833


Assateague Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1989
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1867
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1965
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE & RED BANDS
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 142
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1867
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 154
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FRESNEL LENS TRANSFERRED TO OYSTER MUSEUM IN CHINCOTEAGUE
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1910
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) / U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE (QUARTERS)

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73001989
Name of Listing: ASSATEAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous:
KEEPERS USED FOR GOVERNMENT SEASONAL HOUSING



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