Tangier Sound Lighthouse

Tangier Sound Lighthouse

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

Tangier Sound Lighthouse was built in 1890 in the Chesapeake Bay just southeast of Tangier Island. It was a square screwpile lighthouse. The lighthouse suffered damage in a 1905 ice flow that drove a schooner into the structure. The lighthouse was automated prior to being dismantled in 1961. The current steel tower was erected on the original foundation.


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