Photo taken in Gordonsville Va.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fort Story and Lighthouse

Fort Story is located in the city of Va. Beach , Virginia.   The Armys Logistics over the shore training and test site.   Beautiful grassy dunes and pretty beach, I found some nice shells.
    Cape Henry Memorial Cross is here marking where Jamestown settlers first landed.   I will post those pictures on the next post.
The battle of the Virginia Capes monument , a  Francoise de Grasse statue, commemorating  the  sea battle that kept British from reaching Yorktown,  and helped U.S. win our independence.

above link explains more about Fort Story and lighthouse.
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Old Cape Henry Lighthouse,   the cost to view is $4.00 ..   Nice gift shop, I bought a water globe of the lighthouses and the water globe was only $4.00, reasonable prices in the gift shop.   You go out through the back door and up the steps to the light house.

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Built in 1791 --- click on picture to enlarge for better view
going down

window lookout near the top

Little history of Fort Story,  if you enlarge you should be able to read it o.k.

Built in 1881 - owned and run by the coast guard, this picture is taken from the top of the old lighthouse. 

great beach and so peaceful

horse shoe crab

1 comment:

  1. Hi Betsy

    Wanted to say hello and let you know that i looked at your blog. So many interesting things on here. Did you make the reath? I reallylike it. Would love to go to the light house when we come down. Will look more on your site later. Going to go and eat dinner.

    love john


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