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  Old Cape Henry Lighthouse National Historic Landmark Nomination
Cape Henry Lighthouse is an octagonal sandstone structure, faced with hewn and hammer-dressed stone.
Cape Henry Lighthouse is an octagonal sandstone structure, faced with hewn and hammer-dressed stone; it is the third oldest lighthouse in America, having been completed in 1792.
The light at Cape Henry shone with great dependability for 89 years, until it was replaced by a new lighthouse some 350 feet southeast of the original one in December of 1881.
www.cr.nps.gov /maritime/nhl/capehenr.htm   (1113 words)

  
 Cape Henry Lighthouse, Cape Henry Virginia, Lighthouse in Virginia, Lighthouse of Virginia
Cape Henry Lighthouse, Cape Henry Virginia, Lighthouse in Virginia, Lighthouse of Virginia
The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was registered as a National Historic Landmark, and now serves as the official symbol for the City of Virginia Beach.
Located at Cape Henry Virginia on the Atlantic shore of Virginia, Cape Henry Lighthouse marks the southern boundary of the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and is classified as one of Virginia’s capes.
www.destination360.com /north-america/us/virginia/cape-henry-lighthouse.php   (527 words)

  
  Encyclopedia: Cape Henry
The Virginia Capes are the two capes, Cape Charles to the north and Cape Henry to the south, that define the entrance to Chesapeake Bay on the eastern coast of North America.
The cape is located in the city of Virginia Beach Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Cape Henry Memorial is located there, to commemorate The First Landing of the settlers that established Jamestown, as is the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cape-Henry   (685 words)

  
 Cape Henry Lighthouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cape Henry Lighthouse is located at Cape Henry, a cape on the Atlantic shore of Virginia.
Cape Henry is the southern boundary of the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, and is one of the Virginia Capes (along with Cape Charles).
The Cape Henry Memorial is adjacent to the lighthouses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Henry_Lighthouse   (278 words)

  
 Info and facts on 'Cape Henry'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The cape is located in the city of Virginia Beach (The largest city in Virginia; long overshadowed by Norfolk but growing rapidly since 1970; with 28 miles of public beaches tourism is a major factor in the economy; site of three United States Navy bases) within the boundaries of Fort Story.
Norfolk (Port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy) is to the west.
The Cape Henry Lighthouse (additional info and facts about Cape Henry Lighthouse) was the first lighthouse (A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships) authorized by the US government, dating from 1792.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cape_henry.htm   (205 words)

  
 Cape Charles, Virginia Guide
Cape Charles, located close to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was founded in 1884 as a planned community by railroad and ferry interests.
Cape Charles still serves as a terminal for railway barges that carry rail cars from the Eastern Shore Railroad across the mouth of the Bay to Norfolk.
Cape Charles Light The tallest skeletal lighthouse in the U.S. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is the 17 mile link between the Eastern Shore and the rest of Virginia.
www.baydreaming.com /cape_charles.htm   (833 words)

  
 Cape henry 21
The lapstrake plywood Cape Henry 21 developed naturally out of the Cape Cutter 19, a GRP trailer sailer that has become very popular in a short time and has sold 70 boats in its first 2 years in the UK market.
When I was designing the Cape Cutter 19 I found that I could easily fair the chines in my CAD programs but had problems visualizing the proportions of the panels relative to the overall profile and each other.
The Cape Henry 21 is built over permanent plywood bulkheads and has a plywood backbone that runs from the stemhead through to the start of the centreplate case.
www.capeboatworks.com.au /CH21.htm   (1322 words)

  
 Cape Henry Collegiate School - Strategic Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cape Henry is endowed with resourceful and prudent financial management, which has enabled the School to undertake rapid growth within the boundaries of fiscal responsibility.
Cape Henry Students are encouraged to enjoy learning, to aspire to a higher level of accomplishment both academically and through extra and co-curricular opportunities, and are expected to pursue a collegiate experience.
Cape Henry has increased the use of technology both in and out of the classroom, and has hired staff and faculty with the expertise to help students become more proficient and versatile with technology.
www.capehenry.org /content.php?content_id=281§ion_id=1   (1063 words)

  
 LighthouseRatings.com - Cape Henry Lighthouse - Virginia Beach, VA
The Cape Henry Lighthouses guard the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, and is in close proximity to the spot where Captain Christopher Newport first established landfall in Virginia in 1607.
One of the most enjoyable things that may be associated with a visit to the Cape Henry Lights is a ride on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel that connects Cape Charles, VA to Cape Henry.
Cape Henry is one of the most enjoyable lighthouse excursions you can have when considering its historical importance and surrounding activities.
www.lighthouseratings.com /CapeHenry   (1320 words)

  
 Old Cape Henry Lighthouse - APVA Preservation Virginia
With the construction of the Cape Henry Lighthouse, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay became navigable and safe ensuring steady trade and commerce on the Virginia and Maryland coasts.
By November 1789, the Virginia General Assembly provided conveyance of the land "lying and being in the County of Princess Anne at the place commonly called the head land of Cape Henry" to the new government "for the purpose of building a lighthouse." Alexander Hamilton contracted with John McComb, Jr.
Today, the APVA opens the Cape Henry Lighthouse to the public during the spring, summer and fall.
www.apva.org /capehenry   (844 words)

  
 The Lighthouses of Cape Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Named for one of the son's of King James I of England, the Cape Henry Lighthouses stand at the southern entrance to Chesapeake Bay.
The Cape Henry lighthouse was the first federal building authorized by the United States Government under the Constitution.
The Cape Henry Lighthouse is one of the thirty two properties owned and maintained by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA).
www.seathelights.com /va/capehenry.html   (413 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Henry, Cape, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Henry, Cape, SE Va., promontary at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, E of Norfolk.
Cape Henry Memorial marks the approximate spot where the Jamestown settlers landed in 1607.
In 1939 the site was included in Colonial National Historical Park.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/HenryCa.html   (153 words)

  
 Cape Henry Lighthouse
Cape Henry is the location for two lighthouses.
Cape Henry lighthouse displays an unusual fl and white vertical pattern down the sides of the tower.
The candlepower has now been increased to 80,000 for the white light, with 16,000-candlepower red sector covering the shoals outside the cape and the middle ground inside the bay.
www.nightbeacon.com /zlighthouses/virginialights/individuallights/Cape_Henry_Lighthouse.htm   (248 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Cape Cod (Nature Library, Penguin): Books: Henry David Thoreau,Paul Theroux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thoreau's "Cape Cod" is a worthy companion to his books describing his experiences inland, on Walden Pond and on the rivers and woods of New England and Maine.
The cultural description of the Cape and its environment is quite fascinating for those interested in the history of daily life in 19th century Massachusetts.
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau is the benchmark by which I've chosen beach material for several years.
www.amazon.com /Cape-Cod-Nature-Library-Penguin/dp/0140170022   (2266 words)

  
 CAPE HENRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cape Henry also over looks the scene where another historic event took place, the Battle of the Capes.
Cape Henry Memorial, a part of Colonial National Historical Park, is administered by the National Park Service.
There is also a statute of Admiral Comte deGrasse, a granite memorial to the Battle of the Capes, and a walkway leading to the top of the sand dunes where one can overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.
www.nps.gov /colo/capeheny/capeheny.html   (879 words)

  
 Cape Henry Light Station
Cape Henry Lighthouse marks the south side of the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and is considered one of the most important lighthouses on the Atlantic coast.
The construction of the first Cape Henry tower (1792), a National Historic Landmark, was the first public works project completed by the new federal government.
Cape Henry Light Station was used as the test site, but the actual use of such a system was intended for more remote stations without electricity.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/Cape_Henry_NRHP.html   (6801 words)

  
 Cape Henry 21 boat plans
The lapstrake plywood Cape Henry 21 developed naturally out of the Cape Cutter 19, a GRP trailer sailer that has become very popular in a short time and has sold 70 boats in its first 2 years in the UK market.
When I was designing the Cape Cutter 19 I found that I could easily fair the chines in my CAD programs but had problems visualizing the proportions of the panels relative to the overall profile and each other.
The Cape Henry 21 is built over permanent plywood bulkheads and has a plywood backbone that runs from the stemhead through to the start of the centreplate case.
www.dixdesign.com /ch21.htm   (1362 words)

  
 Cape Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cape Henry on the coast of Virginia was the landing place of the first permanent English settlers in the new world.
Cape Henry (No. 3056), a cargo ship, was launched 30 March 1918 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Sparrows Point, Md.; transferred to the Navy 25 October 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander F. Rice, USNRF, in command.
After repairs and conversion by Robins Drydock Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., Cape Henry sailed from New York 7 December 1918 with supplies for the Army of Occupation in Europe, which she delivered at Quiberon Bay and St.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c3/cape_henry.htm   (133 words)

  
 Old Cape Henry Light
Old Cape Henry light was built in 1792 by John McComb, Jr.
It was deemed unsafe and in 1878 an appropriation was granted for construction of a new tower a few hundred yards away (the New Cape Henry Light) which was completed in 1881.
Despite the dire predictions, the old tower has held firm over the ensuing 100+ years and it is now open to the public.
www.cblights.com /lights/oldcapehenry.asp   (259 words)

  
 Cape Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cape Henry is a Headlands and bays on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Virginia.
Cities nearby include Virginia Beach, Virginia to the south and Norfolk, Virginia to the west.
The ships carrying the colonists of the Jamestown settlement made their first landfall at Cape Henry, April 26, 1607, explored the area, named the cape, and set up a cross before proceeding up the James River (Virginia).
read-and-go.hopto.org /US-National-Memorials/Cape-Henry.html   (149 words)

  
 Cape Henry Lawn Lighthouse Ornament for your Yard and Garden
This lighthouse is still active and sits on the southern cape at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay.
Cape Henry is located about 350 feet southeast of the old tower.
The octagonal tower is 163 feet tall and has the upper and lower half of each face alternately fl and white making it a very distinctive marker.
www.lighthouseman.com /cape_henry.htm   (523 words)

  
 Larry's Lights Cape Henry, VA
The idea of lighthouse at Cape Henry was first conceived of as early as 1721, by Alexander Spotswood, who governed the colony for the British.
In 1878, funds were appropriated for the new Cape Henry lighthouse, to be built about 357 feet to the southeast of the old tower.
The Old Cape Henry light, however, is open for climbing year round, except for Thanksgiving Day and December 5-January 5.
mywebpages.comcast.net /larrylights/Virginia/capehenry.htm   (647 words)

  
 Old & New Cape Henry Lighthouses
The New Cape Henry Light was completed the same year, and took over the navigational function of the original.
The Old Cape Henry Light is located just a few hundred yards away to the northwest.
In 1872, it was determined that a more powerful beacon was required, so the New Cape Henry lighthouse was constructed to replace the old light from 1791.
www.ctcn.net /~sesnyder/cape_henry_lighthouses.html   (426 words)

  
 Cape Henry Lights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Just north of Virginia Beach, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, both the old and newer Cape Henry Lights stand within the grounds of Fort Story.
In the 1870's, cracks began to appear in the sandstone of the original light, so a second tower was erected -- this time of cast iron.
In 1881 the first-order fresnel lense of the new Cape Henry Light was turned on, and it is still active today.
lighthousegetaway.com /lights/cape_henry.html   (88 words)

  
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On that day in 1607 a nation was born when travel-weary Englishmen landed at Cape Henry on the shores of Virginia.
Act 1, Scene 1 of the drama that was to be the United States unfolded that day at Cape Henry, and the legacy of godliness on American shores was sparked.
On the deck of the Arbella, halfway between England and Cape Cod, leader John Winthrop declared, "We shall be as a city upon a hill.
www.cbn.com /spirituallife/churchandministry/churchhistory/cape_henry,_a_christian_nation.aspx   (771 words)

  
 Fort Story, VA
However, in a testament to its design, the original Cape Henry Lighthouse, which is located on the left side of the street, still looms proudly today over 90 feet above all the activity below.
Access to the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse is obtained by entering the Visitor Center and paying a $3.00 per person admission.
Also located in the vicinity is a memorial dedicated to the Battle of the Capes, which played a major role in America’s victory in the Revolutionary War.
www.virginiawind.com /virginia_travel/fort_story.asp   (925 words)

  
 Henry, Cape on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cape Henry, Fort Story to be subjects of book.(Virginia Beach Beacon)
Cape Henry win over Cox could lead to big years.(Virginia Beach Beacon)
Cape Henry's Moore offers team quiet leadership.(Virginia Beach Beacon)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/HenryC1a.asp   (283 words)

  
 NEW CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This lighthouse was completed in 1881, to replace the Old Cape Henry Light built in 1791.
New Cape Henry is not open to the public, since it is an active United States Coast Guard Station and owned by them.
The lantern room was fitted with the first-order Fresnel lens from Old Cape Henry Light, and lit on December 1, 1881.
www.angelfire.com /va3/keepthelightsshining/Virginia/NewCapeHenryLight.html   (189 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Cape Henry Light": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Africa Those early colonists had to be excellent sailors, because the region did not receive its first light until 1792-Old Cape Henry Light, at the southern entrance to Chesapeake Bay.
The original 90-foot tower at Cape Henry was completed in less than a...
Along with the old Cape Henry light, commissioned in 1791, and the Old and New Point Comfort lights, commissioned in 1804, the Pooles Island tower is one...
www.amazon.com /phrase/Cape-Henry-Light   (626 words)

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