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Lighthouses Greeting Card featuring the photograph Cape Henry Lighthouses In Virginia by Skip Willits

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Cape Henry Lighthouses In Virginia Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Thank you Sunil.

Wonderful composition with lovely lighting. L/F

Thanks Charles and Sonali!

Nice pairing of these two and great sky.


Many thanks to my Norfolk, VA buyer!

Congratulations on your sale, Skip. Well deserved.

Thanks so much Kate.

Nicely done, congrats on your sale!

Thanks Debbie and Saba!

Wonderful image! Congrats on your sale!

Many thanks to my Yukon, OK buyer!

Multiple thanks to my Williamsburg, VA buyer!

Multiple thanks to my buyer in Great Falls, Virginia.

Wonderful capture, congrats on your sale, Skip.

Skip Willits replied:

Thank you Sandi!

Thank you Andee!

Congrats on your sale! :)

Thanks Eva, I appreciate it.

Congratulations on your sale!

Thank you!

Congratulations on your sale :)

Thanks Barb and Roger. Kind comments, most appreciated.

Congratulations on your sale, Skip. Great capture!

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Both the old (on the left) and the new (on the right) Cape Henry lighthouses in Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA. Capes Henry and Charles in Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay were named after the two sons of King James of England. The first lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay was erected on Cape Henry in 1792 at a cost of $15,200, most likely an outrageous sum for that time. The sandstone tower is 90 feet tall and a local man, Laban Gossigan, became the first keeper. The Virginia Governor offered President Washington assistance in erecting a tower at the current site. It seems that a certain amount of materials were placed at that location by the state and they would be available for the construction by the Federal government. Blowing and shifting sands had buried the building materials and they had to be replaced. The contract to build the tower was signed by Alexander Hamilton and awarded to an New York brick layer, John McComb, Jr. During the Civil War the Confederates...

About Skip Willits

Skip Willits

I am a professional photographer specializing in lighthouse, maritime, nature and urban photography. I've been published in many national books and magazines, and am the publisher and co-publisher of numerous lighthouse and wildlife posters. I have led a number of tours for the Smithsonian Institution and produced multimedia slide shows for them and others. I have visited and photographed two thirds of all the lighthouses on the east coast, and probably have the image of your favorite. Just ask! I have also written a number of articles published by regional magazines in both Maryland and New Jersey. I sell and lease images to publishers. I have wall art appropriate for both the wholesale and retail levels. I welcome any and...

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