Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Assateague Light

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Name: Assateague Light

Location (State or Province): near Chincoteague, Virginia

Date Established: 1867

Optics: First Order Fresnel lens

Markings: Alternating bands of red and white

Structure: Brick

Range: 19 miles

Characteristics: Double flash every 5 seconds

Elevation: 142 ft

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Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:19 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
From Route 13 on Virginia's eastern shore, about four miles south of the Virginia-Maryland state line, take Route 175 east to Chincoteague Island. Immediately after reaching the island, turn left on Main Street and then right on Maddox Boulevard. Continue straight on Maddox Boulevard, which will take you to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The trail to the lighthouse will be on your right about a half mile after entering the refuge.

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