River Talks


Wednesday, April 29th

River Lighthouses of the East Coast & Chesapeake Bay
By Larry Saint

Larry Saint, historianDid 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

Location: 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 8 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all.

For more information about Suffolk River Foundation email:
or call 757 537-7718 or 757 403-1986. .

Please join us and learn more about your community.


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River Talks


Nansemond 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