- Bowlers Rock Light
location = Off Bowlers Landing on the
coordinates = coord|37.8245|N|76.7327|W|type:landmark
yearlit = 1868
yeardeactivated = 1920
foundation = screw-pile
shape = square house
characteristic = The Bowlers Rock Light was a
lighthouselocated in the Rappahannock Riverin Virginia.
This spot was marked by
lightships beginning in 1835. In 1861 the first lightship was destroyed by confederate raiders, and second ship replaced it in 1864, to be replaced with a screw-pile lighthousein 1868. Although a square house was constructed, the foundation had six plies, the two extra being provided to protect the light from ice. In spite of this a report in 1895 remarked that the light had suffered such damage and was unlikely to survive. This prediction was fulfilled in 1918, when the light was destroyed. It was officially deactivated two years later. In 1921 a small caissonstructure with an automated light replaced the lighthouse, and with variations in light source, continues in service to the present..
* [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/bowlersrock.htm Bowlers Rock 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
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