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Old Cape Henry

The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was authorized by George Washington. Image via Panoramio

The Cape Henry Lighthouse at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia was the first structure ever built with federal tax dollars.  Completed in 1792, it is the oldest lighthouse built by the United States.

Via Keeping History Alive

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4 comments

  1. daniel w

    we decided to visit cape henry a couple of days after you posted about it. from the top you can see the point at which the chesapeake turns into the atlantic ocean. the current functioning lighthouse beside it is beautiful as well. cool stuff.

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