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July 1st, 2006
Old Point Comfort Lighthouse is located on Fort Monroe, in Hampton, VA. It's a small lighthouse on Fort Monroe. It's the second oldest lighthouse of the Chesapeake Bay area. The tower is 54 feet high. It has has a 12 second flashing light with red and white sectors. During the War of 1812, the British captured the Fort and used the Lighthouse as an observation post. A keeper's house was built in 1891. That replace the older house which had been build in 1823. The US Coast Guard now owns the Lighthouse. The Keeper's house is used by a military family stationed at Fort Monroe.
Left to right: Three views of the lighthouse that were taken from atop the Casemate Walls on Fort Monroe; the lighthouse is located between the moat and the coastline.
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