Tue Marshes Light

Tue Marshes Light

Infobox Lighthouse

caption = Undated photograph of Tue Marshes Light (USCG)
location = North of Tue Point at the mouth of the York River in the Chesapeake Bay
coordinates = coord|37.2356|N|76.3859|W|type:landmark
yearlit = 1875
automated =
yeardeactivated = 1960
foundation = screw-pile
construction = cast-iron/wood
shape = square house
height = 41 ft
lens = sixth-order Fresnel lens
currentlens =
range = 8 mi
characteristic = Flashing 6 sec w/red sector
The Tue Marshes Light was a lighthouse located at the mouth of the York River in the Chesapeake Bay north 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
*cite book
last= de Gast
first= Robert
title= The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake
year= 1973
publisher= Johns Hopkins University Press
p. 152

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