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Jones Point Light

Location: Jones Point Park / Potomac River near Alexandria, VA

About Jones Point Light

The location of the light is Jones Point Park / Potomac River. The nearest city is Alexandria, VA. The station was first established in 1856. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1856.

The lighthouse is a one-story house with a lantern on top.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

The lighthouse was automated in 1919 and was discontinued in 1926, replaced by a small steel skeletal tower located nearby. The light was relit in 1995.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the second period, the light is on for less than 0 then off for more than 0.

Jones Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 19, 1980, reference number 80000352.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:50 am
Sunrise: 7:23 am
Sunset: 5:17 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:50 pm

Additional Conditions.

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