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Barbara Lauren and Hobie work on boat davit.

Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – March 22, 2014

It was a very pleasant day as nine Chapter volunteers showed up as scheduled at the Chesapeake Lightship in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. There was no snow in sight and temperatures made it into the 60s, though we hear they are calling for some snow yet again next week. Volunteers tackled a number of different chores. …

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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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Chapter Scout Patch

Girl Scout Troop 4948, Calvert County, MD

Girl Scouts and leaders from Troop 4948 in Calvert County, MD have been awarded our Chapter’s Scout Patch by participating and completing the 2013 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge! The girls and their troop leaders visited every light in the Challenge, completing Sunday at Cove Point. Troop Leaders, “Swiper” and “Bones”, sent in fourteen applications. To quote one of …

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Keepers Mascot: Tucker

We spotlight mascot # 35 – Tucker, a Welsh Corgi owned by Greg and Lynne. Greg provided the following bio on Tucker: Tucker was born in December and we adopted him 6 years ago when we was 2 years old. His previous owner was sick and could no longer care for him so we intercepted …

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U.S. Lighthouse Society Trip to CHESAPEAKE LIGHT TOWER! – May 4, 2014

U.S. Society trip to the Chesapeake Light, AKA Texas TowerDid you miss the Chapter’s trip to the remote Chesapeake Light (Texas tower) last year? Do you need this light or the Cape Charles Lighthouse to get closer or reach “40 +3”? Well, here’s another opportunity to see this reclusive beacon.Our parent organization has arranged for a …

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Preservation

2014 Preservation Schedule

  2014 Project Date(s) Notes Calvert Marine Museum April 26, 2014 Historic Ships of Baltimore March 22, 2014 May 3, 1013 August 23, 2014 November 22, 2014 Hooper Island Lighthouse TBD Thomas Point Lighthouse (Dates are tentative and may change) March 15, 2014 April 12, 2014 May 17, 2014 June 14, 2014 July 26, 2014 …

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Photo by Anne Puppa
Andy and Hobie working on the boat cradle.

Workday: Historic Ships of Baltimore:November 16, 2013

We had six volunteers show up on Saturday November 16th for our last workday of the 2013 season on the Lightship Chesapeake. It was an overcast cloudy day as we boarded the lightship and began our work. We were treated to the spectacle of one of the tall ships leaving the harbor (one of the …

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GoodSearch and GoodShop

Your Holiday Shopping online can help raise funds for the Chapter! We currently have 65 supporters using GoodSearch and GoodShop! Every penny H.E.L.P.s us!  Visit http://www.goodsearch.com/causes/united-states-lighthouse-society-uslhs-chesapeake-chapter and join our supporters. Raise money for our H.E.L.P. Fund just by searching the Internet at www.Goodsearch.com (powered by Yahoo), shopping online at www.Goodshop.com or dining at a restaurant …

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Keepers Mascot: Mr. Higgins

We spotlight Mascot #31 – “Mr.Higgins” a fun-loving cat owned by Chapter member Mike D. Mike provided the following bio on Mr. Higgins. Mr. Higgins is a 13 year old gray and white tuxedo cat with “attitude” even by cat standards. His name is Higgins, but he prefers Mr. Higgins if he doesn’t know you …

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Jordan Point Patch

INTRODUCING the 3rd Patch in the Lost Light Series

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The third Patch from the Lost Lights series features Jordan Point Lighthouse which was located in Virginia. The first Jordan Point Lighthouse was built in 1855 on the James River near Hopewell, Virginia. This first lighthouse was a white keeper’s …

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

Publicity

Upcoming Publicity Opportunities: Contact: publicity@cheslights.org Become a volunteer, follow this link. Open Houses at Point Lookout will be held monthly April – November. (April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4 and November 1; all dates, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm).  As always, we have a standing invitation to …

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Heidi Moser and Claudia Talbott paint the quarter round for the kitchen.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse Sept 7, 2013

Volunteers spent a beautiful Saturday out on the bay working on Thomas Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was full of the sounds of activity as volunteers spread out and got down to work. The two thresholds were installed for the doors leading out to the first floor deck. The last skid-resistant tread was applied to the …

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INTRODUCING the 2nd Patch in the Lost Light Series

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The second Patch from the Lost Lights series features Mispillion Lighthouse which was located in Delaware. The Mispillion Lighthouse depicted in this second patch of the Lost Lights series was built in 1873. The light has a square wooden tower …

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Cedar Point Patch

INTRODUCING the 1st Patch in the Lost Light Series

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The first Patch from the Lost Lights series features Cedar Point Lighthouse which was located in Maryland. The cottage style dwelling was completed in 1896 and originally sat on a peninsula. The patch displays the lighthouse, oil shed and bell …

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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: Tower is currently under restoration. Refer to the website below for updates as to when it will …

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