Pages Rock Light

Sept. 24, 2019

Pages Rock Light, York River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Screwpile style lighthouse built in 1893.


Lighthouse Name:  Pages Rock Lighthouse
Location:  Off Blundering Point, York River; nearest Town/City is about 5 miles north of the town Yorktown, VA
Date Built:  1893
Type of Structure:  Hexagonal Cottage style dwelling on a wooden screw pile with tower on roof.
Height:  41 feet
Lens: Fourth order Fresnel lens and was automated in 1960
Status:  No longer standing

Historical Information:

  • Lighthouse was assembled at the Lazaretto Depot in Maryland.
  • Lighthouse was deactivated and removed in 1967.  The lighthouse was replaced with an automated steel skeletal tower 43 feet high with a 6 second flashing light built on the original foundation.

The above was researched and drafted by Kitty Price, a Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society volunteer.