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Windmill Point (VA) postcard face - click to enlarge

Windmill Point (VA) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Windmill Point (VA)

State: VA
Year established: 1869
Latitude: 37 deg 35 min 49 sec N
Longitude: 76 deg 14 min 10 sec W

Original construction:
white hexagonal cottage on brown screwpile foundation

1905: stone added around pilings for additional support
1921: ice damage repaired

automated in 1954; dismantled in 1965 and replaced by automatic beacon

More information:
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 88-89