Commissioned in 1804 to mark the north side of Mobjack Bay and the York River, this is the third oldest lighthouse on the Bay, Despite it's name, it has no relation to the Old Point Comfort light.
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Location New Point Comfort at the entrance to MobJack Bay in the Chesapeake Bay
Coordinates : 37.3006°N 76.2775°W
Year first constructed: 1805
Year first lit: 1806
Automated :1930
Deactivated :1963-1999
Construction : sandstone masonry
Tower shape :Octagonal tower
Height: 58 feet (18 m)
Original lens: fourth-order Fresnel lens
Current lens : 9.8 inches (250 mm) API
Range :13 miles (21 km)
Characteristic :Fixed white

I visited this lighthouse on Oct 19 2016.The lighthouse sits 0.6 of a mile offshore and the day was very hazy.

The lighthouse is visible from the board walk at the end of the preserve. The lighthouse is owned by the County of Matthews. Tower closed.

Access: Car + long Lens or boat

 
     
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