The Cape Henry Lighthouse dedicated a War of 1812 marker on August 8. The Regency Society of Virginia was invited to participate and add "historic atmosphere" to the ceremony.
RSV Facebook page.
|Joseph Burroughs, a descendant of War of 1812 era lighthouse keeper Travy Burroughs, with Fort Story's Col. Penree|
|Retired Colonel Carter Furr laid a wreath from the War of 1812 Society in Virginia.|
|Nancy Dabney, Cape Henry Lighthouse Site Coordinator, emceed the ceremony.|
|The original lighthouse with a replica 15-star flag flying in front|
|The new Cape Henry Lighthouse is just across the road from the original.|
Inside the lighthouse, we paused for a moment before climbing the steep spiral staircase:
Finally at the top, the view was spectacular!
I made Brian pose for a photo, since he'd done all the work of getting dressed up for me:
One the way back down, I took a picture out of the one window halfway up the tower:
And we got a couple shots with me in the doorway at the foot of the lighthouse:
I wore my new Yellow Sprigged Dress over a chemise, yellow bodiced petticoat, and chemisette. I accessorized with my painted yellow boots, striped bonnet, and embroidered yellow shawl. Brian wore his Blue Linen Tailcoat, Green Spotted Waistcoat, Cream Trousers, and a white linen shirt. His accessories included black riding boots, a vintage black top hat, and a silk cravat. I will be blogging about all of these menswear pieces soon!