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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1750-1799DateCreated: 1792Cape HenryVirginia BeachState: VAZip: 23459Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Old-Cape-Henry-Lighthouse/Creator: McComb, John

The Old Cape Henry Light house was the first construction project authorized by the First Congress. Constructed by John McComb, Jr. of New York City, this project set the stage for all subsequent public works projects of the Federal Government. In addition, this specific lighthouse was a vital navigation aid to all shipping through the Virginia Capes, thereby enhancing international and coastal trade with the Mid-Atlantic States.  

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2002
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Matt Howry (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Old Cape Henry LighthouseEra_date_from: 1792
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