Killock (Killick) Shoal Light, north end of the channel west of Chincoteague, Virginia
Built in 1886.
KILLOCK SHOAL LIGHT
Name of Lighthouse: Killock Shoal Light
Location: Chincoteague Channel, Virginia
Date Built: 1886
Type of Structure: Rectangular Screw-pile Lighthouse
Height: 47’ 10” above mean high water
Foghorn: Bell struck by machinery every 15 seconds.
Construction Material: Wooden house
Original Lens: 4th order
Characteristic: Fixed white to W of NNW 1/4 W & S 1/2 E. Fixed red thru remaining sector.
- Light first built in 1886 as a 1-½ story square frame screw-pile lighthouse.
- Deactivated and dismantled in 1939 and replaced by an automated light on a steel tower placed on the original lights foundation.
The above was researched and drafted by Anne Puppa, a Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society volunteer.