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  1. After Challenge Survey – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge — September 17, 2017
  2. Last minute Updates for the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge — September 15, 2017
  3. Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster — September 14, 2017
  4. 2015 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge souvenirs available for purchase — September 11, 2017
  5. Passport Stamps – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge — September 9, 2017

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After Challenge Survey – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

We would love to hear from you, whether or not you attended this year’s MD Lighthouse Challenge.  If you only visited one or numerous lighthouses, attended previous years or other state challenges, we want your feedback to help us make the event a bigger success!  Thank you! Your City and State: *Did you participate in …

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Last minute Updates for the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

A few last minute updates and pointers: 1. Plan on completing the Challenge at your 10th MANDATORY LIGHTHOUSE STOP. You can visit any of the Bonus Lights last – but your completion souvenirs will only be available at the mandatory lighthouses. 2. Another suggestion for parking in Baltimore is as follows: From North and East: …

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Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster

Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster When you become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund you will receive a special edition souvenir coaster from the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, depicting a beautiful photo of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by photographer …

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2015 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge souvenirs available for purchase

Stamp Booklet Cover

Attention Challengers! Available along the Challenge route, while supplies last, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a 2015 – 10th Anniversary Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Booklet and Stamp set*! The booklet contains timelines of all the Challenge Lights and other pertinent information. Each beautiful color stamp in the set affixes to the corresponding page in the …

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Passport Stamps – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Update: 9/9/2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge and U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Stamps Attention all U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Holders! In addition to passport stamps being available for all mandatory lighthouse attractions at their respective locations along the 2017 Challenge route, there will also be a “Maryland Lighthouse Challenge passport stamp”. The Maryland Lighthouse Challenge passport stamp …

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Federal and State Park Information – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Attention Challengers! A Note on Federal and State Parks National Park Service One of our Mandatory Challenge Lights resides in a Federal Park, Fort Washington. Please note:  All Federal park passes are honored during the event.  Learn more about Federal Park Passes at: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm         Maryland State Park Service Point Lookout, one …

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Our Sponsors – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours www.sawyercharters.com/

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Special Edition Newsletter – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Download the Special Edition of the Challenge Newsletter! Featuring  Cruisin’ for Coasters… The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge by Karen Rosage and Lauren & Paula Liebrecht 17ChallengeIssue.pdf

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Collectible Pin – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Collectible Pin. Available at select stops along the Challenge route. At  this time, it is anticipated that the stops will include Concord Point, Drum Point, Hooper Strait and Piney Point. Any change will be noted on the Challenge webpage as the event draws closer.

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T-Shirt Design – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Introducing the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge T-Shirt Design. Available at select stops along the Challenge route. At  this time, it is anticipated that the stops will include Concord Point, Drum Point, Hooper Strait and Piney Point. Any change will be noted on the Challenge webpage as the event draws closer.

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Early Bird Special! – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

  A few years back, acknowledging that the Hooper Strait’s location in St. Michaels was a little off the beaten path from the others, we instituted our “Early Bird Special”. It, too, is great for Challengers who are able to devote an extra day to Challenge festivities. This year the Early Bird includes all of …

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Souvenir: Coasters – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

CHALLENGE LIGHTS COMPLETER BONUS LIGHTS BONUS CRUISE Information and details for making reservations are available at Sawyer Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours, 410-397-3743 www.sawyercharters.com/chesapeake-bay-lighthouse-cruises.htm. SPECIAL EDITION Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster Become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund …

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FAQs – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challege

Frequently Asked Questions for 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge What is the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge? The Challenge is a weekend-long event in which the general public is invited to visit ten land-accessible lighthouses in Maryland. Visit one or more of the mandatory lighthouses noted below (in any order) and receive a complimentary souvenir at each. The “challenge”, …

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Discounted Hotel Accommodations – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Discounted Hotel Accommodations 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Route The Chesapeake Chapter wishes your stay in Maryland to be a wonderful one. For your convenience, listed below are the hotels/inns that are offering discounted accommodations along the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge route. The Chesapeake Chapter does not assume any responsibility for these accommodations, only that they are …

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Challenge Fees and Schedules – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Challenge Fees and Schedules – Last update: August 7, 2017 NOTE:  We have had multiple inquiries for directions.  They are currently being reviewed to make sure nothing has changed on the roadways, and will be posted within the next week or so.  Sorry for the delay, but we want to be as accurate with our …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper John O’Neill

Grave Site Ceremony – Keeper John O’Neill – Angel Hill Cemetery UPDATE: 8/4/17 Ceremony program: 2pm—Commence Ceremony – Welcome by Master of Ceremonies: S. Greg Krawczyk, President, Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society – Introduction – Reading of events leading to the appointment of John O’Neill as the first keeper of Concord Point LH Lighthouse – …

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Bonus Cruise! – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – Thursday, Friday and Monday, September 14, 15, and 18

For those able to spend an extra day touring the great state of Maryland, there will be a 2017 Bonus Cruise to see some of the Bay’s more elusive lighthouses! This all-day excursion will be offered on Thursday, Friday and Monday, September 14, 15, and 18, 2017. Leaves Rippons Harbor on Hoopers Island (1747 Hoopersville …

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Rack Card – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Rack Card Help us spread the word about our 11th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge! Download a PDF here or email challenge@cheslights.org if you would like to receive a bundle of rack cards to hand out at your favorite location, group or to share with friends and family.  Also click the ‘Like’ button …

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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. Last Update: April 3, 2017 Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Virginia. Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122 Hours: See website for days and hours Cost: $8 daily per vehicle to enter the …

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Scouts Patch Program – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Any Boy or Girl Scout that completes the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge is eligible to receive the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S.  “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch. REQUIREMENTS To earn the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S.  “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch, the scout must complete the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, September 16-17, 2017. See information regarding the Maryland Lighthouse …

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Publicity

Upcoming Publicity Opportunities: Contact: publicity@cheslights.org Become a volunteer, follow this link. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – CCUSLHS Publicity – Winter 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Volunteers Wanted Do you like meeting people and sharing your interest in lighthouses with others? If the answer is yes, we could use you as a volunteer at one of the sites …

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Lighthouse Stamps

If you support the idea of the US Postal Service issuing a set of postage stamps that features five lighthouses from the Chesapeake Bay, then the Chesapeake Chapter, USLHS requests that you take one of the pre-printed letters with you. Please fill out your name, address and the date up top and sign at the …

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2015 MD Lighthouse Challenge

The Chesapeake Chapter’s 2015 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge The 2015 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge September 19 and 20 Click here to see our photo album of Finishers, Volunteers and Memorable Moments from the 2015 MD Lighthouse Challenge List of 1st Finishers Take our AFTER CHALLENGE SURVEY! Download the Special Edition of the Challenge Newsletter! Featuring – Form …

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U.S. Lighthouse Society 2017-18 Tour Schedule

USLHS Tours

Domestic San Francisco Bay Sep 07 to Sep 12, 2017 Southern Lake Michigan Sep 17 to Sep 24, 2017 Maine Oct 02 to Oct 08, 2017 International Baltic Jewels May 28 to Jun 14, 2017 Scotland and England Jul 10 to Jul 26, 2017 South Africa Lighthouse Safari Mar 10 to Mar 24, 2018 REF: …

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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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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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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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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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Final 2015 Open House at Point Lookout

Winnie, Hobie, Alma & Tony participated in the final Open House for 2015 at Point Lookout Lighthouse on Saturday, November 7.

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Scouts take the Challenge

An unprecedented number of scouts (43) and their leaders (23) from 21 different troops, three states, and the District of Columbia, participated and finished the MD Lighthouse Challenge, earning them the Chesapeake Chapter “Keeping the Lights Shinning” Scout Patch! The following troops received their patch and certificates along with a copy of the Fall newsletter. …

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