The Assateague Lighthouse is a favorite among lighthouse enthusiasts. Located in the south of Chincoteague, Virginia, it was built in 1867 and stands an impressive 142 feet tall. It sits inside the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and can be visited from April to November every weekend. To this day, it is still used as an active navigational aid for sea travelers. In 2013, the Assateague went under a 1.5 million dollar renovation to update its beauty and architecture. The lower level was replaced as well as all glass and windows.
The Assateague is actually not the first lighthouse to be sitting on this land. A much smaller lighthouse that stood only 45 feet tall was built in 1833. This was later replaced by the Assateague. The Assateague lighthouse is beautifully painted, it features white and red alternate bands on a stunning conical shape. This painting style makes the light house unique and a standalone work of art from other lighthouses around the US. The base it sits upon is stone and concrete and it is made from standard red bricks. The keeper’s den is used to house temporary shelter for volunteers, employees, and interns.
An oil-burning Fresnel lens was the first light used within the Assateague, which was visible for up to an amazing 18 miles. It was later placed in the Museum of Cincoteague Island and replaced with a DCB-36 rotating beacon in 1961. The new beacon can be seen for up to 22 miles away.
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