Pages Rock Light

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Pages Rock Light
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Undated photograph of Pages Rock Light (USCG)
Pages Rock Light is located in Virginia
Pages Rock Light
Location Southwest of Blundering Point in the York River Northwest of Yorktown, Virginia
Coordinates 37°18′39″N 76°35′12″W / 37.3109°N 76.5866°W / 37.3109; -76.5866Coordinates: 37°18′39″N 76°35′12″W / 37.3109°N 76.5866°W / 37.3109; -76.5866
Year first lit 1893
Automated 1960
Deactivated 1967
Foundation wood-pile
Construction cast-iron/wood
Tower shape hexagonal house
Height 43 feet (13 m)
Original lens fourth-order Fresnel lens
Characteristic white 6 sec flash with red sector

The Pages Rock Light was a lighthouse located in the York River in the Chesapeake Bay.

History[edit]

This light was constructed in 1893, a late date for a screw-pile structure. The hexagonal house was prefabricated at Lazaretto Point in Baltimore and apparently had an unexciting career before its removal in 1967 as part of the general program of decommissioning screw pile lights in the bay.

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