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This is taken near the Chincoteague/Assateague Island. The oil Shed is right next to the lighthouse. I could not take more photos of the place as it was buzzing with mosquitoes! We had to run from the lighthouse to the car to get away from them!
Here is a bit of the info on the lighthouse
In 1833, the first Assateague Lighthouse was constructed to warn ocean travelers of the dangerous shoals offshore. Plans to replace the lighthouse with a taller, more powerfully illuminating brick structure were delayed by the Civil War. Construction was completed in 1867. The light subsequently was upgraded, and a separate oil storage building (1891) and new assistant keeper's house (1910) were built. In 1929, the keeper staff was reduced. In 1932, the lighthouse oil lamps were replaced by an electric lamp, and the original keeper's house was removed.

Today the 1910 assistant keeper's house is used as seasonal staff residence. The oil storage building is used as an art gallery during summer months. The lighthouse and the oil shed are still owned by the U.S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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