Lighthouse - Fort Story, Virginia (Cellphone Photograph)
This is the view of the Atlantic Ocean from standing inside the window
of the "original" Cape Henry Lighthouse, overlooking the "new" Cape Henry
Lighthouse. (that's the reason for the reflection of window panes in the
photo) Cape Henry is the entry point to the ports of Norfolk, Newport News,
Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The original Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792, giving it the distinction
of the first lighthouse ordered and financed by the US Federal Government.
In 1881 the "new" Cape Henry Lighthouse, pictured above, took over the
duties of lighting the juncture of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic