Lighthouses of the Chesapeake region

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Point Lookout Lighthouse from the Chesapeake Bay view. The CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Point Lookout Lighthouse from the Chesapeake Bay view. The CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
Cove Point Lighthouse now is available to rent for holidays and vacations. The Coast Guard automated the light.

Cove Point Lighthouse now is available to rent for holidays and vacations. The Coast Guard automated the light.
Hooper Strait screwpile light in background. - Two-Sail Bateau E. C. COLLIER, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mills Street, Saint Michaels, Talbot County, MD

Hooper Strait screwpile light in background. – Two-Sail Bateau E. C. COLLIER, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mills Street, Saint Michaels, Talbot County, MD

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The Chesapeake Lightship was on duty for decades at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. It now is on display at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The Chesapeake Lightship was on duty for decades at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. It now is on display at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
The lightship Chesapeake leaves its duty station off of Cape Henry, Va. as its replacement, the tower rig takes its place. Coast Guard photo

The lightship Chesapeake leaves its duty station off of Cape Henry, Va. as its replacement, the tower rig takes its place. Coast Guard photo
Baltimore Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, showing installation of atomic generator, 1964

Baltimore Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, showing installation of atomic generator, 1964

 

Point No Point Lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay was recently offered for auction and bidder wisely avoided the cost of upkeep and let the government keep it. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Point No Point Lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay was recently offered for auction and bidder wisely avoided the cost of upkeep and let the government keep it. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
Last light of day over St. Clement's Island lighthouse. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Last light of day over St. Clement’s Island lighthouse. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
Cedar Point Lighthouse Patuxent River

Cedar Point Lighthouse Patuxent River
Cedar Point Lighthouse prior to its destruction.

Cedar Point Lighthouse prior to its destruction.
Piney Point Lighthouse. Built circa 1835 and known as a vacation spot of Presidents. This lighthouse was turned over from the Coast Guard to St. Mary's County which operates it as a public park. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Piney Point Lighthouse. Built circa 1835 and known as a vacation spot of Presidents. This lighthouse was turned over from the Coast Guard to St. Mary’s County which operates it as a public park. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
Lighthouse on the Bay.

Lighthouse on the Bay.
The St. Clements Island is accessible only by either swimming a couple of miles from land or taking the water taxi from the Colton's Point Potomac River Museum. Private boats are welcome. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The St. Clements Island is accessible only by either swimming a couple of miles from land or taking the water taxi from the Colton’s Point Potomac River Museum. Private boats are welcome. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
St. Clements Island, also known through the years as Blackistone Island, now is home to a rebuilt lighthouse. The original was abandoned as a lighthouse and then vandalized prior to being demolished by the Navy as target practice. The island is now a park and the lighthouse is open several times a year for visitors. A beach and pier greet visitors every day. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

St. Clements Island, also known through the years as Blackistone Island, now is home to a rebuilt lighthouse. The original was abandoned as a lighthouse and then vandalized prior to being demolished by the Navy as target practice. The island is now a park and the lighthouse is open several times a year for visitors. A beach and pier greet visitors every day. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
The iconic lighthouse of the Chesapeake Bay was moved and preserved at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St. Michaels. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The iconic Hooper Straights lighthouse of the Chesapeake Bay was moved and preserved at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St. Michaels. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
The rebuilt lighthouse on St. Clement's Island marks the island near the main shipping channel of the Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C. Water taxis operate certain hours from the Potomac River Museum for picnickers and bathers. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The rebuilt lighthouse on St. Clement’s Island marks the island near the main shipping channel of the Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C. Water taxis operate certain hours from the Potomac River Museum for picnickers and bathers. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
Drum Point Lighthouse formerly stood at Drum Point on the Patuxent River and was moved to the Calvert Marine Museum at Solomon's Island. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Drum Point Lighthouse formerly stood at Drum Point on the Patuxent River and was moved to the Calvert Marine Museum at Solomon’s Island. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo
Cobb Bar Lighthouse stood at the entrance to the Wicomico River off of the Potomac until 1938 when the old Dutchman who was the keeper and reportedly drunk, failed to shut the door on his stove and embers blew out and set the lighthouse ablaze. It was replaced with an unmanned structure. This account was related by the late Mrs. Alice Quade of the nearby Quade's store at Bushwood Wharf, who said she witnessed the fire.

Cobb Bar Lighthouse stood at the entrance to the Wicomico River off of the Potomac until 1938 when the old Dutchman who was the keeper and reportedly drunk, failed to shut the door on his stove and embers blew out and set the lighthouse ablaze. It was replaced with an unmanned structure. This account was related by the late Mrs. Alice Quade of the nearby Quade’s store at Bushwood Wharf, who said she witnessed the fire.
Craighill's channel range or leading lights, Chesapeake Bay--The high light 1873

Craighill’s channel range or leading lights, Chesapeake Bay–The high light 1873
Available in eBook, paperback - two editions, one in full color and the second with B & W photos and also in Audible.

Available in eBook, paperback – two editions, one in full color and the second with B & W photos and also in Audible.

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