Great Wicomico River

Great Wicomico River Lighthouse was built in 1889 at the entrance to Great Wicomico River in the Chesapeake Bay near Fleeton, Virginia. It was a hexagonal screwpile lighthouse with a fourth order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was assembled at Lazaretto Depot in Maryland.
The lighthouse was dismantled in 1967 and replaced with a small automatic light on a steel skeletal tower built on the original foundation.

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.




GPS: 37.81939,-76.284495


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