Tue Marshes Light

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Tue Marshes Light
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Undated photograph of Tue Marshes Light (USCG)
Tue Marshes Light is located in Virginia
Tue Marshes Light
Location North of Tue Point at the mouth of the York River in the Chesapeake Bay
Coordinates 37°14′08″N 76°23′09″W / 37.2356°N 76.3859°W / 37.2356; -76.3859Coordinates: 37°14′08″N 76°23′09″W / 37.2356°N 76.3859°W / 37.2356; -76.3859
Year first lit 1875
Deactivated 1960
Foundation screw-pile
Construction cast-iron/wood
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

The Tue Marshes Light was a lighthouse located at the mouth of the York River in the Chesapeake Bay north of Tue Point near the Goodwin Islands.

History[edit]

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.

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