Killock Shoal Light

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Killock Shoal Light
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Killock Shoal Light (USCG)
Killock Shoal Light is located in Virginia
Killock Shoal Light
Location North end of Chincoteague Channel off Chincoteague, Virginia
Coordinates 37°56′02″N 75°22′48″W / 37.934°N 75.380°W / 37.934; -75.380Coordinates: 37°56′02″N 75°22′48″W / 37.934°N 75.380°W / 37.934; -75.380(approx.)
Year first lit 1886
Automated 1929
Deactivated 1939
Foundation screw-pile
Construction cast-iron/wood
Tower shape square house
Height 48 feet (15 m)
Original lens fourth-order Fresnel lens
Characteristic fixed white with red sector

The Killock Shoal Light was a lighthouse located at the north end of the channel west of Chincoteague, Virginia.

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This light was erected in 1886. It was unlike other screw-pile structures in the area, with the lantern set at one corner of a small square frame house. It was automated in 1923, and decommissioned in 1939, with the house being replaced by a steel tower. The structure is now unlit.

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