In 1821, it was decided that a lightship needed to be placed at Wolf Trap in order to warn ships of the dangerous shoals.
|This is an example of a Light ship|
Eventually, the Wolf Trap Light was offered at auction under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. It was purchased by a man from Seattle, WA who intended to convert it into a Bed & Breakfast. Unable to obtain financing for a B&B, he offered it for sale on Ebay. The Ebay auction ended without a sale. It was later purchased by a man from South Carolina who is the current owner. Though privately owned, it is still a Coast Guard maintained aid to navigation.