- Tue Marshes Light
caption = Undated photograph of Tue Marshes Light (USCG)
location = North of Tue Point at the mouth of the
York Riverin the Chesapeake Bay
coordinates = coord|37.2356|N|76.3859|W|type:landmark
yearlit = 1875
yeardeactivated = 1960
foundation = screw-pile
shape = square house
height = 41 ft
lens = sixth-order
range = 8 mi
characteristic = Flashing 6 sec w/red sectorThe Tue Marshes Light was a
lighthouselocated at the mouth of the York Riverin the Chesapeake Baynorth of Tue Point.
This light was erected in 1875. The location was originally called "Too Marshes", but the present spelling was adopted around 1900. The less common square foundation was supplemented by fender pilings on the east and west ends; the house was unusual in its gingerbread trim on the gables. Otherwise, there is little to say about this light, which was dismantled in 1960. The usual tower was placed on the old foundation and remains in use.
* [http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/LHVA.html Virginia Light Stations] , from the
United States Coast Guard
* [http://www.cheslights.org/heritage/tuemarshes.htm Tue Marshes Light] , from the Chesapeake Chapter of the
United States Lighthouse Society
last= de Gast
title= The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake
publisher= Johns Hopkins University Press p. 152
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