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Name: Old Plantation Flats Light (replica)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cape Charles, Virginia, United States


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Photo: Sandra Puckett

Managing Organization:
Bay Creek Resort & Club


This is a replica of an 1886 lighthouse that stood at the entrance to Old Plantation Creek. The original was deactivated in 1962 and subsequently destroyed. The replica has a reproduction of a fourth-order Fresnel lens created by Dan Spinella of Artworks Florida. Also installed is a 1942 bronze fog bell, originally used on a bell buoy.

Description of Tower: Rectangular screwpile cottage-style house with tower on roof.

This light is operational

Date Present Tower Built: 2004

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

U.S. Lighthouse Service artifacts and keepers' implements are displayed inside the building.

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