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NEW POINT COMFORT LIGHT

State: VIRGINIA
Location: ENTRANCE TO MOBJACK BAY
Nearest City: BAVON
County: MATHEWS
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1801


New Point Comfort Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1806
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1963
  • Automated: 1930
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE
  • Construction Materials: ASHLAR SANDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1963
  • Height of Focal Plane: 56
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO, DESTROYED (FOUNDATION UNDERWATER)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VIRGINIA FARM
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: HISTORIC SITE

Owner/Manager: MATHEWS COUNTY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73002037
Name of Listing: NEW POINT COMFORT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY OFFSHORE BEACON IN 1963; RENOVATED 1989



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