Killock Shoal Light

Sept. 10, 2019

Killock (Killick) Shoal Light, north end of the channel west of Chincoteague, Virginia

Built in 1886.


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
Operational: No
Deactivated: 1939
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.
Status: Destroyed

Historical Information:

  • 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.