Friday, August 18, 2017

LITTLE RAPIDS CUT LIGHTHOUSE

MISSION POINT/ST. MARYS RIVER
Station Established: 1858
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1895
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1911
Deactivated: 1929
Foundation Materials: TIMBER CRIB
Construction Materials: WOOD FRAMING
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: BLACK LANTERN ON YELLOW DWELLING
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL

Historical Information:

  • 1895 – Lighthouse built to mark the turn from Bayfield Channel into Little Rapids Cut.
  • 1911 – Lighthouse automated
  • 1929 – Lighthouse decommissioned and later torn down.

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.