Lambert Point Light, Norfolk, Virginia
Screwpile style lighthouse built in 1872.
LAMBERT POINT LIGHT
Name of Lighthouse: Lambert Point
Location: Elizabeth River - Norfolk
Date Built: 1872
Type of Structure: Square Screwpile
Date Automated: N/A
Construction Material: wooden
Tower Shape: square
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: 5th Order Fresnel
Characteristics: Fixed Red
Status: No Longer Standing
- The lighthouse was built in 1872 and consisted of a brown dwelling with a red lantern built on top of the structure. The original lens was a 5th order Fresnel.
- The lighthouse sat with a 14 inch tilt due to uneven settling on the pilings. More piles were added in an attempt to stabilize the structure. During this construction a dock from the shore to the light and a pier were added.
- As the Norfolk and Western Railroad expanded the light became less visible because of the additional docks and piers. As a result the light was decommissioned in 1892. At this same time a lightship was established to mark nearby Bush Bluff.
- In 1901 the fog signal was re-started and continued to serve for the next 10 years.
- In 1911 the lighthouse collapsed due to deterioration.