Cape Henry Lighthouse Section
About the Artwork
The Cape Henry Lighthouse marks 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.
This updated lighthouse print is 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.