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Cape Henry Lighthouse
The Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792, along the Chesapeake Bay, just north of Virginia Beach. It was the first lighthouse authorized by the government.
George Washington chose Laban Goffigan to be the first keeper of the lighthouse. Preservation Virginia has been protecting and maintaining the lighthouse since 1930.
The lighthouse has been repaired through the years and was instrumental for lighting the waterways near Virginia Beach. Enjoy a visit the lighthouse in the spring, summer or fall.
A second lighthouse was constructed in 1881 adjacent to the original lighthouse after the stability of the original lighthouse was in question.
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