Category: Sharkfin Shoal

Keeper Bio: William James Kelly

Date of Service: 1918 – 1945 1900: Born on January 29 to William S. Kelly and Bertha Wallace Kelly.1918 – 1920: Begins Lighthouse Service. Serves as Assistant Keeper at Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse (VA) – an off-shore screwpile lighthouse on the Eastern Shore of the Bay, southwest of Cape Charles City, VA. His salary was …

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Sharkfin Shoal Lighthouse

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Sharkfin Shoal Light was constructed as a cottage screwpile lighthouse in 1892 with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. It was located two miles southwest of Clay Island at the Nanticoke River. This lighthouse replaced the Clay Island Light that was located two miles to the northeast. The lighthouse was …

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