Located in the Chesapeake Bay near Silver Beach
in Northampton County on the Eastern Shore.
Built in 1991, these range lights mark the southeastern end of the Rappahannock Shoal Channel in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The front light is a simple 33-foot modern beacon. The rear light is near the shore and is a modern tower (aprrox. 230-ft high) built on a caisson. The actual marker at the southeastern opening is a red and white marker labeled "CB" (for Chesapeake Bay). At the northwestern opening is a red and white marker labeled "RP" (for Rappahannock). This channel helps vessels steer clear of dangerous areas near Tangier Island.
HOW TO SEE IT
If you don't have access to a boat, the rear range light can be viewed from Silver Beach.
HOW TO GET THERE
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