Stingray Point Light

Oct. 18, 2019

Stingray Point Light, mouth of the Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay, near Deltaville, Virginia

Screwpile style lighthouse built in 1858.


Location: Entrance to the Rappahannock River, near Deltaville, Virginia
Station Established: 1858
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1858
Operational? No
Automated? N/A
Deactivated: 1965
Construction Materials: Wood
Tower Shape: Hexagonal Screw-Pile
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: Sixth Order
Characteristic: Fixed Red


  • The lighthouse at Stingray Point was built in 1858.
  • It was deactivated in 1965 and dismantled shortly thereafter.
  • Stingray Point was named by Captain John Smith after being stung by a stingray in the area.
  • A replica of the lighthouse was built at the Stingray Harbor Marina in Deltaville, Virginia, 1.6 miles west of the original site.

Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society volunteer.