Handcrafted from the finest materials to ensure long lasting durability, our Cape Henry Wooden Lighthouses are made from a top quality signboard plywood and hand painted with your choice of 12 designer colors in an exterior paint. All of our Wooden Lighthouses come with a standard 25 watt bulb or you may choose to upgrade to any of the lighting options listed below. We also offer an optional base to help increase the size of your lighthouse. They are built to endure all types of weather conditions and are a great way to beautify your landscape by covering well casings, sewer pipes, or anything else in your yard. Our Cape Henry Wooden Lighthouses are very appealing to the eye and a great addition to your lawn or garden. You are sure to get many compliments!
History of the Cape Henry Lighthouse:
The Cape Henry Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Cape Henry, the landform marking the southern entrance to Chesapeake Bay. The location has long been important for the large amount of ocean-going shipping traffic for the harbors, its rivers, and shipping headed to ports on the bay. The original lighthouse was the first authorized by the U.S. government, dating from 1792. It was also the first federal construction project under the Constitution, for an original contract amount of $15,200 (an additional $2,500 was required to finish the lighthouse). A second lighthouse was built and completed in 1881 a short distance away after concern arose about the stability of the first. Both towers of the light station were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. - Wikipedia