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2017 Preservation Schedule

  2017 Project Scheduled Date(s) Notes Calvert Marine Museum  Must be a Chapter Member to participate. April 22, 2017 Work will be assigned my museum staff at Drum Point and/or Cove Point Lighthouse. Historic Ships of Baltimore Must be a Chapter Member to participate. Work will be on the Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore Inner Harbor. March …

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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Thomas Steinhise

UPDATE: On Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, on Ritchie Highway in Baltimore, MD 21225, the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society unveiled a special marker at the grave of Thomas Jefferson Steinhise, the last civilian keeper of the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, which now sits on Pier …

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Claudia and Patti doing paint inventory.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – November 5, 2016

Eight volunteers showed up for the last workday of the season at Thomas Point. The weather was beautiful and volunteers were able to replace the broken window where the fog bell used to be. They were also able to glaze one of the other windows that had been replaced earlier this year. They wanted to …

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Greg and Heidi inspect Paint Job.

Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – October 29, 2016

We had seven volunteers on a day that started out a bit chilly but then warmed up nicely. We managed to work thru the task list and ended a little early, heading out about 3 o’clock to a nice sunny afternoon. There was a lot of painting going on this time. The temperature seemed just …

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Carolyn and Helen painting second floor room.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – October 12 & 15, 2016

It was a busy week at Thomas Point. On Saturday it was a full crew of a dozen volunteers with three first time volunteers and three volunteers coming down from Pennsylvania. It was a picture perfect on both days with cool temperatures, a slight breeze and low humidity – two perfect fall days. On Saturday volunteers …

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Thomas Point ready for visitors.

Workday: Thomas Point – September 24, 2016

The weather finally started to cooperate (sort of) with our weekend volunteers in late September. The weather was cooler, but the sunny day promised was anything but sunny. Still once we passed thru the rainclouds on the way to the light, we had a dry, cloudy day with a stiff steady breeze. It was nice …

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Heading home.

Workday: Thomas Point – August 26, 2016

Despite the heat, humidity and a “plague” of aggressive biting flies, a small group of five volunteers had a productive day in late August. The group went out on August 26th and focused primarily on the renovation of the equipment room. While a couple of people worked on clearing the walls the others continued the …

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ChesLights Kids! – New Craft Projects!

SEE OUR LATEST PROJECTS!! We have a new version of the clay pot lighthouse. Follow the video and detailed instructions to create it!!

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Stove donated by Hobie Statzer after restoration.

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – August 12, 2016

Making something old look new again is sometimes an art. For preservationists, it is often just part of the job. One of the goals of the preservation program for Thomas Point Lighthouse is to show visitors what it might have looked like during different years. This often means trying to make old artifacts look new again. This is …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Scouts Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we received two applications for the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The following scouts received their patch, a certificate, and a copy of the Chapter’s Summer 2016 newsletter. Girl Scout troop 1204, led by Christie Bennett-Zellers, from Bernville, Pennsylvania spent the night at Hooper Strait in June. The nine Scouts receiving their patch are: …

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