Lighthouses of the East Coast & Chesapeake Bay
By Larry Saint
you know the Nansemond and lower James River were dotted
with lighthouses in the first half of the 1900s? Not the
typical conical structures, the river lighthouses were
unique - and charming - cottages on screwpile bases and
manned by diligent light keepers whose tireless attention
to the lighthouse's lights and bells guided mariners around
shoals and other river hazards.
On Wednesday, April 29th, local historian Larry Saint
will speak about the lighthouses that were unique on the
East Coast to the Chesapeake Bay area and the rivers of
Coastal Virginia and North Carolina.
Suffolk River Heritage - a non-profit devoted
to the preservation and promotion of the history and heritage
of North Suffolk - will host the program at the
The Clubhouse at the Waterfront at Parkside,
Bennett's Creek Park Rd & Parkside Circle,
Suffolk, VA 23435.
Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program from 7 to
Admission is free and open to all.
For more information about Suffolk River Foundation email:
or call 757 537-7718 or 757 403-1986. .
join us and learn more about your community.
Water Trail Map - Available
Detailed map showing our local waterways.
- Historic points of interest showcased on creeks and
- Plants and animals along our shorelines
- Public Access Sites
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- These maps are FREE and available to the public through
Suffolk River Heritage, Inc.
River Preservation Alliance (NRPA)
City of Suffolk Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Isaac Walton League
Nansemond River Garden Club
Suffolk Master Gardeners
Suffolk River Heritage
Virginia Living Museum