The Chesapeake Bay light tower is located approximately 13 miles from the Virginia coast near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Photo courtesy of NREL.


Have you always wanted to live in a lighthouse? Well, if you bid well, you could be the proud owner of the Chesapeake Light, located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, 14 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The current bid stands at $17,000 and the auction closes in a little over a week.

United States Coast Guard photograph of Chesapeake Light (PD)


The Virginian PilotBuilt in 1965, the 120-foot-tall light tower is one of six towers – called “Texas Towers” – along the East Coast. The light tower has seven rooms, a bathroom, storage closets, a radio room, kitchen and a common room. There are also generators, a water heater, fuel tanks, solar panels and a power distribution room to keep the tower’s utilities running. Read more from The Virginian Pilot here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee