Monday, June 1, 2015

Stingray Point LIghthouse

Deltaville, Virginia

The screwpile lighthouse at Stingray Point was built in 1858 and was destroyed in 1965. This full size replica of the lighthouse stands on the grounds of the Stingray Point Marina about 1.8 miles from its original location. The lighthouse marked the shoals off Stingray Point where the Rappahannock and Piankatank rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay.

In 1608 while exploring the Chesapeake Bay, Captain John Smith was seriously injured by the sting of a stingray and may have died without the help of local Native Americans who provided an antidote. He named the area Stingray Point.


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