Standing at the end of what was once the southernmost peninsula in Mathews County, now surrounded by water and hundreds of yards from the mainland, New Point Comfort Lighthouse marks the entrance to Mobjack Bay. Authorized by Congress and commissioned by Thomas Jefferson in 1801, this 63-foot high sandstone tower was built in 1805 by Elzy Burroughs, the first keeper. The keeper’s dwelling once stood next to the lighthouse on a five-acre tract. The light was upgraded to acetylene in 1919 and was fully automated in 1930; in the intervening years the keeper's house was demolished
It is the third-oldest surviving light in the bay, and the tenth-oldest in the United States. The lighthouse was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972. Renovated in 1989 it was reactivated in 1999.
Can you see Casper, our black cat mascot, enjoying the warm sun among the rocks? He's the sign of an authentic Cat's Meow.
Handcrafted in Wooster, Ohio, this lighthouse is cut from 3/4” thick wood with colorful print on the front and a description on the back. Buy it for a friend or add it to your Cat’s Meow collection. It sets neatly on a mantle, shelf, or desk. Or perch it on your wainscoting or the trim above your windows or doors.