Hog Island is now underwater.
Description of Tower: 1853: White, conical brick tower. 1896: Cast iron pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1853
Date Deactivated: 1948
Optics: 1860s: First order Fresnel lens, now on display in a pavilion on the Elizabeth River waterfront in Portsmouth, VA.
Current Use: Destroyed.
Keepers: Charles Sterling (1901-1907), George Doughty (?), Stanley L. Phillips (c. 1920-1933), Charles Kearn (Coast Guard 1942-1943)