U.S. Coast Guard
Tower Height: 25
Characteristic and Range: Fixed red (24 hours).
Description of Tower: Red, octagonal brick tower with central white band. Light is shown from opening near the top of the tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1886
Date Present Tower Built: 1886
Date Automated: 1929
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. The tower is in the water off
Old Road Bay, adjacent to the Fort Howard VA Hospital, on the foundation of the old Western North Point Lighthouse. You can get a good view of the lighthouse from the former Fort Howard VA Hospital, which is being converted to a retirement community called Bayside at Fort Howard.