Tue Marshes Light
Undated photograph of Tue Marshes Light (USCG)
|Location||North of Tue Point at the mouth of the York River in the Chesapeake Bay|
|Year first lit||1875|
|Tower shape||square house|
|Height||41 feet (12 m)|
|Original lens||sixth-order Fresnel lens|
|Range||7.0 nautical miles; 13 kilometres (8 mi)|
|Characteristic||Flashing 6 sec w/red sector|
This light was erected in 1875. The location was originally called "Too Marshes", but the present spelling was adopted around 1900. The less common square foundation was supplemented by fender pilings on the east and west ends; the house was unusual in its gingerbread trim on the gables. The lighthouse was dismantled in 1960. A steel skeleton tower was placed on the old foundation and remains in use.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Virginia". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Tue Marshes Light, from the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society
- de Gast, Robert (1973). The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 152.