CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSE Blueprint CollectionBP-LIGHTHS-EC-GICLEE-BLUE-12
CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSE Blueprint Collection
The Cape Henry Lighthouse is a lighthouse at Cape Henry, the landform marking the southern entrance to Chesapeake Bay in the U.S. state of Virginia. The location has long been important for a large amount of ocean-going shipping traffic for the harbors, its rivers, and shipping headed to ports on the bay. The original lighthouse was the first authorized by the U.S. government, dating from 1792. It was also the first federal construction project under the Constitution, for an original contract amount of $15,200 (an additional $2,500 was required to finish the lighthouse). A second lighthouse was built and completed in 1881 a short distance away after concern arose about the stability of the first. Both towers of the light station were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
These updated lighthouse prints are taken from the most exclusive and mint condition vintage charts and then captured with a Smithsonian grade $50,000 Fine Art Camera. Display this in your home, office, man cave, apartment, dorm, lake house, beach house, hotel, hospital or anywhere that needs a truly stunning piece of art that pays homage to the city or cities you love. In addition, our exquisitely made celestial print showcases the subtle mottling and fading of the original vintage chart.
NONE of our prints come framed. Please see our FAQs for more information on the services we do offer or visit the links below to learn more about our framing recommendations:
More info on where to frame your art: Where To Buy Frames
More info about custom framing: Framing Suggestions
We do add an additional, complimentary, white border around your artwork (increases overall paper size). This border is an extension of the paper the artwork is printed on. The artwork print size itself will not change in dimensions from the size you purchase, only around the margins of your chosen artwork size will the white border be extended. We add this white border to make framing easier. The added border will tuck under the lip of the frame and it will be used to hold the artwork in place. Without it, the printed artwork itself may be covered by the lip of the frame. Therefore, we add the white border to prevent this from happening.
We take special pride in our shipping services and our shipping materials.
All artwork is shipped in a high quality, very durable shipping container. Your artwork is wrapped in a special elixir paper so it will be protected during delivery.
From the time your artwork is printed, it is handled with gloves so no direct human contact will ever touch your print directly.
All artwork ships in 3-5 business days (Monday - Friday) in most instances.
All orders placed in the USA will print and ship from our US printer.
All orders placed in Europe will typically print and ship from our European printer.
All orders placed in Australia and New Zealand will typically be printed and shipped from our printer in Australia.
We do ship worldwide and we try to make it as efficient and seamless as possible for you to receive your order once it has been placed with us.
We can offer a rush printing service and a rush delivery option for you. Please send us a note to inquire about both of these options as each one will incur an additional service fee and expedited shipping charge.
Currently, we do not provide returns on purchased prints as all our orders are made-to-order.
To find out more information about our return policy, please visit: Returns
One of the most common questions we get is in reference to what are the differences between Giclée and Photo Rag.
We cover this information a bit more in depth so it will help you decide between the two paper options we supply: Material Differences
For a quick and simple overview, Photo Rag is simply one of the best papers available anywhere. The Photo Rag paper absorbs inks deeper and provides richer colors overall.
Our Giclee printed papers are a high performance fine art paper. Both paper types (Giclee and Photo Rag) have archival properties and are acid free.
Our canvas prints are gallery stretched and wrapped onto a wood mount with a 3/4" depth.
Our rolled canvas is simply a rolled sheet of canvas with a 1" border.
Because we are unable to ship canvas wood mounted prints over 40" in either height or width due to the cost of freight shipping, we therefore recommend our rolled canvas as a viable alternative as it can be stretched and mounted by a local arts and crafts store or with a local framer near you. This allows you to save money on the freight shipping cost for canvas stretched and wrapped artwork over 40" in either width or height.
All prices listed as 'Canvas' are for gallery wrapped wood mounted canvas. If 'Rolled Canvas' is offered for a print, it will be listed as 'Rolled Canvas'.
For all other questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us: Contact Us