Great Shoals Lighthouse

Photo courtesy of Coast Guard.

Great Shoals Lighthouse was constructed in 1884 at the entrance to Wicomico River, Chesapeake Bay. The square cottage was pre-fabricated at the Lazaretto Depot in Baltimore and all the components were shipped to the construction site in July 1884. The light was completed in 32 days. In 1884 a fifth order Fresnel lens was installed. This lighthouse was deactivated in 1966 and replaced by a modern automatic light on the old foundation.




GPS: 38.2143,-75.8794


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