Sharps Island


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Source of Image: Robert English (USA)
Date of Image: July 24th, 2006

 

International Designation Number:

J2112

 

Navigation:
Latitude 38 38 18" N
Longitude 76 22 32" W
Body of water Chesapeake Bay.

 

Construction:
Date of Establishment: 1838
Date Light First Lit: 1882
Designer
Is structure still operating? Yes.
Characteristic White flash every 6sec (Red sector covers nearby shoals).

Notes

The original lighthouse (1838) was built on land, but the island has completely eroded away.

Ice in the winter of 1976-77 pushed the tower over at a 15 angle.