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.

Head Keepers:  Samuel L. Nelson (1889 – 1919), James G. Williams (at least 1919), Joseph D. Farmer (1920 – 1923), William G. Rollinson (1925), Barney C. Thomas (1925 – 1926), A.B. Sadler (1926 – at least 1930), J. R. Edwards (at least 1930), Robert H. Matthews (1936 – 1941), H.L. Matthews ( – 1943), Elmer M. Goodwin (1943)

Assistant: Joseph D. Farmer (1889 – 1920), Robert H. Mathews (at least 1921 – 1923), Frank R. Lewis (1923 – at least 1930), N.H. Lewis (at least 1930), William A. Gibbs (1933), William L. Davidson (1937 – 1938), John W. Parks (at least 1939)

Updated 5/30/2019


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GPS: 37.81939,-76.284495

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