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Jones Point
Year Built:1856
Description:Jones PointJones Point Park, Potomac River. Automated in 1934; deactivated in 1962. Turned over to the Mount Vernon Chapter of the D.A.R. in 1926. Taken over by Army Signal Corp in 1936. Returned to DAR after WWII.
Type of Structure:Single story wooden clapboard dwelling with black lantern room on top.
Purpose:Marks sandbars in the river for ships entering ports of Washington, Alexandria and Georgetown.
Interesting Facts:One of the four remaining Potomac river lights. There were eleven lighthouses built along the river.
Photo(s):Jones Point
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