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Blackistone Replica

Chapter Lighthouse Photo Contest

Dust off your cameras and get ready to shoot. Time is running out for the 2014 Chesapeake Chapter Lighthouse Photo Contest. You still have time to line up your shot or go through your favorite photos. THE RULES: You must be a current Chapter member. All photographs should contain a lighthouse. After all it is …

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Fort Washington

Chapter 25 Year Celebration Invitation

Join us Saturday, September 20, 2014 to celebrate the Chapter’s 25th Anniversary at our Volunteer/Member Appreciation Day! Location: Fort Washington Park Time: noon to 3:00 p.m. Park entrance fee: $5.00 per car Free lunch • Activities for children under 12 Open to ALL current Chapter members. R.S.V.P. required by August 20, 2014 Please R.S.V.P. below. …

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Photo by Hobie Statzer. Keast & Hood volunteers work on cable enclosure.

Workday: Thomas Point – June 13, 2014

The annual volunteer workday for the crew from Keast & Hood was as usual a very productive workday on the light. Each year, employees of Keast & Hood, a structural engineering company, volunteer their time and talent for a day out at Thomas Point. On this day they replaced two of the deck boards that were …

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Photo by Tony Pasek: Cory Talbott scrapes pedestal.

Workday Thomas Point: May 17, 2014

Volunteers broke out the paintbrushes again and applied a coat of primer to some of the new baseboards for the sitting room. The kitchen area got some attention as some quarter round molding was added to the kitchen floor giving it a more finished look. Volunteers also worked some more on the kitchen pantry – …

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Put ThIs On Your Calendar

Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates

2014 Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates 3rd Annual Michigan’s West Coast Lighthouse Festival June 7 – 8 Door County Lighthouse Festival June 13 – 15 1st Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge June 21 – 22 Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge June 28 – 29 19th Annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration …

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NEW Merchandise in the LOFT!!

We have exciting NEW merchandise in our Loft!! NEW ITEMS!

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Keepers Mascot: Dozer

We spotlight mascot # 46 – Dozer a furry black and white cat. Member Jim served as a U.S. Coast Guard radioman for ten years and has been very active in the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society for the past ten years. Jim provided the following on Dozer: Dozer is a nineteen year old Tuxedo cat. He’s all …

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Keepers Mascot: Scout

We spotlight mascot # 45 – Scout a mixed Golden Retriever/Beagle. Owner Robert provides this bio: Scout was brought into my family in 1998 as a companion dog for my late wife, Robyn. He was dubbed a “retreagle” by Robyn. After Robyn passed away in 2003, I decided to keep Scout as my pal. He is now …

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Keepers Mascot: Oscar

We spotlight mascot # 40 – Oscar a miniature long-haired dachshund. Owner Steve provides this bio: Oscar is a dapple-colored, miniature long-haired dachshund and is the dog of Maggie & Steve (40+3 patch holders from May 2013.) Our daughter, Lisa, picked him out at the pet store and we brought him home on November 1, 2008. Oscar …

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Keepers Mascot: Koda

We spotlight mascot # 39 – Koda. Owner Jeff provides this bio: Koda was my daughter’s dog living with us. My daughter has since moved out, but we still see Koda regularly and he is still our “grand doggy”. Koda is our handsome 5 year old Red Pomeranian who is our spoiled “baby”. He is …

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Keepers Mascot: Missy

We spotlight mascot # 36 – Missy, a Chihuahua, is now about eight years old. Owner Helen reports: “I got her from a Chihuahua rescue group on March 19, 2010. The group guessed her age at two to four years at that time. She is extremely shy and afraid of people and water – not …

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Indian River LSS, DE

Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information

This information was provided by personnel from the various organizations listed below and may be subject to change. Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), VA. Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122 Hours and Cost: Open 9 am to 3 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April through October; $5 for Adult and …

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Hobie removes broken tap.

Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore May 3, 2014

A small crew showed up for a volunteer day up in Baltimore. There was a lot going on in the inner harbor and there were a lot of people out for a beautiful spring Saturday. We even saw a small parade when we were leaving for the day. Most of the work was dedicated to …

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Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse display at the Eastport Library in Annapolis, MD

Education: Eastport Public Library, Cory Talbott

Lighthouse Library Presentations – A Family Affair by Cory Talbott Anne Arundel County Public Libraries generated Lighthouse excitement during their Winter Saturday Kids’ Programs. On January 25, the Deale Library hosted the Chesapeake Chapter for “A Spotlight on Lighthouses”. Despite the blustery winter day, a hardy crowd of several children with Moms and Dads in …

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Alma, Gerry and Sue at Piney Point Lighthouse Waterfront Celebration, 2011


Upcoming Publicity Opportunities: Contact: Become a volunteer, follow this link. Open Houses at Point Lookout will be held monthly through November. (May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4 and November 1; all dates, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm).  We have a standing invitation to set up a Chapter table …

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Photo by Hobie Statzer: Cory Talbott working on door.

Workday:Thomas Point – April 12, 2014

The first Thomas Point workday  for the year was held on Saturday April 12, 2014. Eleven volunteers were kept busy on the official opening of the Thomas Point preservation season. After a cold harsh winter that didn’t seem to want to release it’s grip on us this year it was time to break out the …

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Photo by Tony Pasek: Concord Point Lighthouse

Workday: Concord Point – April 9, 2014

Chapter volunteers helped the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse on a couple of projects in early April. The main project of the day was to install 97 engraved memorial bricks on their Legacy Pathway that goes from the lighthouse entrance to the War of 1812 cannon. Volunteers Hobie Statzer and Tony Pasek worked together and …

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Stingray Point Replica

Chapter Board Meeting Photos

The Chapter Spring Board Meeting was held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Stingray Point Lighthouse Replica in Deltaville, VA (map) Click here to see more photos on our Facebook page. (You do not need to have a Facebook account) View Larger Map

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Chapter Scout Patch

American Heritage Girls, Troop 0304, Dillsburg, PA

Two members from American Heritage Girls, Troop 0304, Dillsburg, PA have been awarded our Chapter’s Scout Patch by completing five activities from the program.  “The girls created a poster entitled, “Crutial Role of Lighthouses”, using photographs of the history of light sources from oil lamps to GE Quartzline Precision bulbs used now. Pictures of lighthouses and …

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U.S. Lights App Review

Chesapeake Lights article – Winter 2014 by Cory Talbott Your smartphone may have the answer for the best way to enhance your lighthouse viewing excursions. Lighthouse apps can be a quick way to have the current information on your lighthouse quest at your fingertips, whether you are in your car, planning a weekend trip, or …

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