Lighthouses

New Point Comfort Lighthouse

The New Point Comfort Lighthouse

A wonderful look at the New Point Comfort Lighthouse

 

For the past seven decades, there has been a total of two hurricanes which surrounded the immediate environment of the New Point Comfort Lighthouse. Along with other external elements such as invasions, this lighthouse has suffered from severe kinds of damages. But still, for about 200 years now, it has remained standing tall to watch over the entire Chesapeake Bay and has turned out to become a friendly navigational guide for various boaters and residents. This lighthouse has truly weathered all kinds of storms brought by both men and nature.

When the US Coast Guard took over the operations of the lighthouse, there have been lots of changes that were applied to it starting with converting its light source to gas and eventually running it with the use of electricity. It also fell victim to various vandalization even if it was acknowledged to be a National Historic Landmark way back in 1972. By 1981 though, all the restoration plans for the lighthouse came into fulfillment.

To date, there is no other safe way to reach the island where the lighthouse stands but by boat. For a tiny compensation, a boardwalk was made right at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. This may not bring you straight to the lighthouse itself but it can allow you to see such amazing views of the Chesapeake along with its native wildlife and its salt marshes. At present, the lighthouse still needs everyone’s help for some maintenance issues that should be addressed the soonest.

The New Point Comfort Lighthouse On a Wonderful Day

It is clear from this picture that the New Point Comfort Lighthouse photos well

 

Early Morning At The New Point Comfort Lighthouse

Birds passing by the New Point Comfort Lighthouse in the morning.

 

A boat passes the New Point Comfort Lighthouse

A job well done by the New Point Comfort Lighthouse.

 

Overcast At The New Point Comfort Lighthouse

A look at the New Point Comfort Lighthouse on a dark & cool day.

 

The New Point Comfort Lighthouse In Black & White

A view of the New Point Comfort Lighthouse in black & white.

 

Above The New Point Comfort Lighthouse

An old photo of the New Point Comfort Lighthouse in Virginia.

 

 

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