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NEWPORT NEWS MIDDLE GROUND LIGHT

State: VIRGINIA
Location: HAMPTON ROADS HARBOR
Nearest City: NEWPORT NEWS
County: NEWPORT NEWS
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1871


Newport News Middle Ground Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1997
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1891
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: CONICAL SPARK PLUG
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1891
  • Present Optic: 375 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (ORIGINALLY)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1891
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL SPARK PLUG
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner: PRIVATE

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED, 2002-12-02
Name of Listing: NEWPORT NEWS MIDDLE GROUND LIGHT (LIGHT STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 2003

Miscellaneous: SOLD AT AUCTION IN 2005 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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