Last week, I featured the Cape Henry Lighthouse of Virginia, if you havent read about it you can check it out Here.
Below is the original lighthouse that was build in 1792. This lighthouse is no longer operational. They stop using this old lighthouse when the new one was built in 1881. Its because this lighthouse is no longer conducive, it was damage by hurricanes a lot of times, and also in Civil War. It was repaired many times too, until they finally decided to build another one that is just located 350meter away from it.
This lighthouse has served its purpose, and its one of historical landmarks here in VA. Its open for public, so my son and I went up to see the top. My hubby didnt went up, because babies are not allowed, so he stayed behind to watch the little one.
Below are some of my photos inside the lighthouse.
This tablet says it all about the history of this lighthouse.
On the tablet stated : ‘Near this spot, Landed April 26, 1607, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Christopher Newport, Hon. George Percy.. calling the place “CAPE HENRY” April 29, 1607.
Note says : The Walls are thicker at the bottom than they are at the top.
DO NOT TOUCH! Thats the only visible part of the original wall.
They used fish oil back then to light up the lamp. Lens was not yet invented when they built this lighthouse.
And here is my little boy in the lantern room of the lighthouse . Its pretty high up here and very toasty too! It was so warm that day, it felt like we were inside the oven here.