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Notice to Members – Members Only Tour Aug 7

Update: July 19, 2016  LAST CALL RISK-FREE SEATS AVAILABLE TO GO INSIDE THOMAS POINT SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE ON AUGUST 7 There is still time to get tickets for the Members Only Special Tour aboard the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, but you must act soon. If you have not been aboard Thomas Point in the last two …

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Photo by Tony Pasek Virginia and Hobie relax in equipment room after busy day.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – June 30, 2016

A small crew went out on June 30th and delivered some new deck boards that were pre-primed by Howard and Cathy. They are to be used to replace more of the decking. They plan to have all the main deck replaced this year so it is all uniformed and fresh. Volunteers concentrated on the equipment room …

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Sitting Room ready for visitors.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse June 22 & 24, 2016

Thomas Point Lighthouse Now Ready for Visitors! Things continue to shape up at Thomas Point. Volunteers put some finishing touches on the floors in the sitting room and kitchen. The sitting room floor work was finished and 2 coats of varnish were put on the remaining section of kitchen floor where the Coast Guard batteries …

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Greg and Tony work on electrical wiring.

Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – June 18, 2016

We had another small crew on the Lightship workday on Saturday June 18th. The official start of summer was still a few days away, but the heat had already arrived. It was a warm day with bright blue skies as three volunteers spent the day on the bright red floating lighthouse. Volunteers spent time painting …

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Hobie Repairs C.G. Room window

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse June 11, 2016

We had a large crew this time for the Thomas Point Workday and it was a perfect day to be out on the bay. It was quite warm, but there was a steady wind that kept us quite comfortable. All the windows and doors were open and we had a fairly constant breeze. We had a bakers …

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Thomas Point ready for visitors.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – June 2 & 3, 2016

Memorial Day has come and gone and in a few short weeks summer will officially begin. That means lighthouse season is finally here. (I know every season is lighthouse season – but this is when people start getting out and about to visit them in a bigger way!) This past weekend the first tours of Thomas …

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Tony sanding the stairwell wall.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – May 21, 2016

It was another rainy day – but this did not deter Chapter volunteers who showed up for a Thomas Point workday.   Because of the rain and wind and more rain and more wind the work was confined to inside. There was plenty to do though. A third shelf was installed in the closet. There …

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Concord Point preservation work in progress.

Workday: Concord Point Lighthouse – May 11, 2016

On May 11, volunteers Tony Pasek and Hobie Statzer met with Floyd Dobson the president of Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse to work on the thirty foot granite tower. They had to replace a window and sash that was blown in by a storm last year.Hobie constructed the window at his work shop and after …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Girl Scout from Fredericksburg, VA Earns Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we received one application for the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The following scout received her patch, a certificate, and  a copy of our newsletter announcement. Girl Scout Troop 468 from Fredericksburg, VA – Led by Kira Fredenburgh – Scout: Cadette Jordan Rice. Jordan provided photos of her projects: Congratulations Jordan!! ~ Spring 2016 Contact: Education Coordinator, …

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LSS, Lewes, 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. Last Update: March 30, 2016 Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Virginia. Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122 Hours and Cost: Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday April through June; …

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