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Uploaded 14-Sep-10
Taken 25-Apr-10
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Photo Info

Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size6.35 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken25-Apr-10 13:08
Date modified14-Sep-10 22:44
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length65 mm
Focal length (35mm)97 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.4
Exposure1/200 at f/16
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Old Point Comfort

Old Point Comfort

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse on Ft. Monroe marks the entrance to historic Hampton Roads, an important harbor situated at the mouths of the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers, and stands on ground which has seen many a fort constructed nearby to defend this important waterway. The tower’s present neighbor, the Civil-War era Fort Monroe, was preceded by colonial Fort George, which in turn was probably preceded by an even earlier fortification. A navigational beacon on Old Point Comfort was active as early as 1775 when John Dams, caretaker of the ruins at Fort George, was paid an annual supplement of 20 pounds to tend a light there. Some historians believe that Native Americans kept wood fires burning at the Point before that for the benefit of Spanish ships during the 16th century.