U.S. Coast Guard
The keeper's quarters at this station were demolished in the 1950s, leaving the lighthouse tower standing alone on the caisson.
Tower Height: 35
Height of Focal Plane: 47
Description of Tower: White square brick tower on cylindrical cast iron and concrete caisson.
This light is operational
1875: Screwpile lighthouse, destroyed by ice.
Date Established: 1875
Date Present Tower Built: 1895
Date Automated: 1950
Optics: 1895: Fifth order Fresnel lens, 1919: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 200 mm optic.
Fog Signal: Originally bell.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
This light is several miles offshore and is accessible only by boat. The Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society may run occasional cruises by here. Check their website at www.cheslights.org for information.