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Screwpiles: The Forgotten Lighthouses
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When: August 25, 2018 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Eastern Time Zone
Lecture and Book Signing
Event Details:

Screwpile lighthouses stand directly on piles screwed into sandy or muddy sea and river bottoms. Many such lighthouses have existed, and still do, in Southeastern Virginia, Northeastern North Carolina and Southern Maryland. Karla Smith, Phyllis Sepidell, John Sheally II and Larry Saint published this book which combines archival plans and photos, original art and photography, stories pulled from lightkeepers' logs and journals and contemporary interviews with the people still connected to the lights. The authors weave these together to tell the story of how these lights came to be, their role in early American history and navigation and the people who manned them. Books, signed by the authors, will be available for purchase. 

Location: Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main Street, SMITHFIELD, VA, 23430

Upcoming Events

25
Oct
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smithfield Center @ 220 N. Church Street, SMITHFIELD, VA, 23430
31
Oct
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Street
01
Nov
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Smithfield Center @ 220 N. Church Street, SMITHFIELD, VA, 23430

Past Events

24
Oct
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fort Boykin, 7410 Fort Boykin Trail, Isle of Wight County, VA
23
Oct
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nike Park, 13034 Nike Park Road, Carrollton, VA, 23314
23
Oct
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Boykin's Tavern, 17146 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight County, VA, 23431
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