Assateague Island Lighthouse
(Virginia, USA)

Photograph by
Barb Myers
Photograph by
Andrea Jauck

Assateague Lighthouse was built in 1867. It has a 142-foot stone tower. In 1961, an automated aero-marine beacon replaced the old first-order Fresnel lens. The beacon light can be seen from more than twenty miles at sea.

***Directions: Take U.S. Highway 13 and Route 175 to Chincoteague; then follow the signs to the chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. A quarter-mile trail leads from the lighthouse parking lot to the base of the tower.

***Additional Information:
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 62
Chincoteague, VA 23336
(757) 336-6122

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