Stingray Point (Replica)*

June 2021 photo by Greg Krawczyk

Stingray Point Lighthouse was built in 1858 at the entrance to the Rappahannock River near Deltaville, Virginia. It was a hexagonal screwpile lighthouse. The lighthouse was automated just prior to being dismantled in 1965.            Sections of the lighthouse were sold to Gilbert Purcell, a boatyard owner who hoped to rebuild the lighthouse on land, but never did.

The Stingray Point Lighthouse replica was completed in March 2003 using the original drawings.  A 5th Order Fesnel Lens was obtained and installed and a period looking Bell

.  It is located at the Safe Harbor  Stingray Point Marina at 19167 General Puller Hwy in Deltaville.  It is normally not open to go inside.

Stingray Point received its name from Captain John Smith, founder of Jamestown, Virginia. It is said that a stingray stung him while fishing near the point.

Close up of the lens. Photos June 2021 by Greg Krawczyk






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