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Name: Hog Island Light (VA)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Broadwater, Virginia, United States

Location: Hog Island, offshore from Northampton County.

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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)


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