Welcome to the Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society
CCUSLHS LogoChesapeake Lighthouse Heritage
Great Wicomico River Lighthouse
Great Wicomico River LighthouseGreat Wicomico River Lighthouse was built in 1889 at the entrance to Great Wicomico River in the Chesapeake Bay near Fleeton, Virginia. It was a hexagonal screwpile lighthouse with a fourth order Fresnel lens. The lighthouse was assembled at Lazaretto Depot in Maryland.

The lighthouse was dismantled in 1967 and replaced with a small automatic light on a steel skeletal tower built on the original foundation.

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

Choose another destination....
CCUSLHS Home Page Trips & Meetings
About The Chapter Keeper's Loft - Our Merchandise
Membership Information Photo Contest
Lighthouse Heritage - Maps, Photos & More Lighthouse Links
Our Newsletter - Chesapeake Lights MD Challenge
Volunteer Preservation Program Cheslights Kids
Speakers Program Site Map
2001(c) Chesapeake Chapter, USLHS. All rights reserved.