1891-1914

Location & historical notes: Virginia, lower Chesapeake Bay, in the Elizabeth River about three miles south of Sewells Point and 1 and 1/2 miles north of Craney Island.  Marked Bush Bluff Shoal and served as a guide for the transit of Norfolk Harbor Reach in the approaches to the harbors of Portsmouth and Norfolk.  The station was eventually replaced by bouyage.

Lightships assigned:

1891-1893: LV-46

1893-1895: information on which vessel was at this station is not clear

1895-1911: LV-97

1911-1912: marked by a buoy during World War II

1912-1918: LV-97

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