Sep
7

Dune Talk: Battle of the Capes

Sep 7, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cape Henry Lighthouse
583 Atlantic Avenue
Fort Story, Virginia 23459

The Battle of the Capes was the largest and most decisive naval battle during the Revolutionary War. It happened in the Chesapeake Bay between two capes: Cape Charles and Cape Henry. Visit Cape Henry Lighthouse September 7 to learn about the importance of this battle, what went wrong for the British and how it ultimately ended the Revolutionary War.

A major reason for the British defeat was confusion over signal flags, which were a way that ships communicated during this time. During the dune talks, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the different types of signal flags that were used and their meanings.