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Name: White Shoal Light (VA)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Newport News, Virginia, United States

Location: James River

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse was replaced by an automated light on a skeleton tower in 1934. It was destroyed by ice in the 1970s.

Description of Tower: 1855: Hexagonal screwpile structure; 1871: 33-foot tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1855

Date Deactivated: 1934

Optics: 1871: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: William Askew Gibbs (?)

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