Lighthouses: Old Plantation Flats, St. Clements Island, Cove Point, Point No Point

Old-Plantation-Flats-Lighthouse-1915. Photo from National Archives

From The Peninsula Enterprise, October 24, 1885

New Lighthouse.

Reprinted from Baltimore Sun, October 20, 1885.

The lighthouse board has authority from Congress to construct a new lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, at a point near Cape Charles City, Virginia. Today, bids for furnishing the metalwork for the light, which is to be known as the Plantation lighthouse, were opened in the Treasury Department. The following bids were submitted: Allentown Rolling Mills, $5,200; H. A. Ramsay & Son, $5,247; the Builders’ Iron Foundry, $5,509; West Point Foundry, $5,875; Snead & Co.’s Iron Works, $6,139; Phoenix Iron Co., $6,750. The Allentown rolling mills, being the lowest bidder, will probably be awarded the contract. The new lighthouse is to be built for the accommodation of steamers running between Norfolk and Cape Charles City.

Mr. Wm. G. Bell is the assistant keeper of Cherrystone Lighthouse.

Farmer’s Club.

The farmers in the vicinity of Marionville, Franktown, and Bird’s Nest station met at Marionville on Wednesday night, October 14th inst., and organized a “farmer’s club” under the name of “Farmer’s Red Bank Association.” The following officers were elected: T. T. Upshur Jr., President; C. E. Godwin, vice-President; R. B. Handy, Secretary; John H. Floyd, Treasurer. A committee of five of our most intelligent farmers was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws. The club adjourned to meet again on Wednesday night, October 28th, at 7.30 p.m.

A new storehouse has been recently opened at Exmore station, by Messrs. Smith & Willis, and the members composing the firm being popular and competent businessmen, their venture cannot fail of success.

Peninsula Enterprise

Accomac Court House

October 24, 1885

The rebuilt Blackiston Island Lighthouse on St. Clements Island. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
St. Clements Island with rebuilt lighthouse under construction
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St. Clements Island. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
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