Assateague Island Lighthouse

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Assateague Island Lighthouse of Chincoteauge Island Virginia
Assateague Island Lighthouse of Chincoteauge Island Virginia

Built in 1833 to a height of 45 feet, the original Assateague Island Lighthouse wasn’t quite high or bright enough to give vessels adequate warning of the shallow depths off the Virginia coast. Upgrades to the structure were completed in 1867. With a diameter of 27′ 7″, the Assateague Island Lighthouse now reaches 142 feet in height.

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