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Date registered: April 3, 2013

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  1. Workday: Thomas Point May 17, 2017 — May 21, 2017
  2. Workday: Concord Point – May 10, 2017 — May 21, 2017
  3. Notice to Members – Members Only Tour Aug 6, 2017 — May 10, 2017
  4. Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – May 6, 2017 — May 6, 2017
  5. Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – May 2, 2017 — May 6, 2017

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Workday: Thomas Point May 17, 2017

A group of six Volunteers had a good day at Thomas Point Lighthouse on May 17, 2017. Though it was warm – upper 80s the humidity wasn’t bad and the bay was mostly calm. Volunteers dispersed around the light to attend to a variety of tasks. A couple of volunteers continued work on the posts and railings …

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Workday: Concord Point – May 10, 2017

Friends volunteers (from Left) - Barbara, John & Bethany help install the new bricks.

Two Chapter volunteers headed up to Concord Point to join volunteers with the Friends of Concord Point LH to remove sixty-eight bricks on the pathway and installed an equal number of memorial bricks. With four people the work went much quicker than the commute! Next time you are up at Concord Point, take some time to look at …

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Notice to Members – Members Only Tour Aug 6, 2017

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day with a “Members Only” Tour of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Update: May 9, 2017 To Celebrate National Lighthouse Day on Sunday, August 6th, the United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) and its Chesapeake Chapter would like to give you the opportunity to sign up for a specially priced “Members Only” tour of …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – May 6, 2017

For our second workday up in Baltimore we had a crew of six Chapter volunteers. It was an overcast day with intermittent showers. The weather held long enough for the work on the repairs to the door to the half deck to be completed. Later in the day the interior side was painted. Maybe next …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – May 2, 2017

  On a windy May 2nd our second work crew of the season spent the day out at Thomas Point Lighthouse. They continued the installation of paneling that was begun last year in the workroom. In order to prepare the lighthouse for visitors the kitchen displays that had been packed away for the winter were unpacked, …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – April 30, 2017

On Sunday April 30th, we had a small crew for the first workday of 2017 head out to Thomas Point Lighthouse. Wood for the workroom was loaded onto the boat and delivered to the lighthouse. Work continued on the railing posts around the lantern room. The railings on the main deck have all been replaced thanks …

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Workday: Calvert Marine Museum – April 22, 2017

The weather did not cooperate with us this weekend. We had to cancel the outdoor work which would have been at Cove Point and come up with a backup plan. But the weather did not impact our main task which was to help to re-insert one of the prisms that had been dislodged from the brass …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – March 18, 2017

It was a small crew on our first workday of 2017. It started damp, overcast and a bit chilly. By the time we emerged for lunch there were blue skies and pleasant temperatures. We were finally able to catch up with Tony Pasek and present him with his 1000+ Hour Volunteer patch. Tony has worked …

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2017 Docent Seminar Schedule

Volunteers Needed for Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours Volunteers are needed to help conduct tours aboard the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. An informational meeting will be held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD on February 11, 2017. Light refreshments at 8:30am followed by the presentation at 9:00am sharp. Training is provided and the …

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

Carolyn and Helen painting second floor room.

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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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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Workday: Thomas Point – August 26, 2016

Heading home.

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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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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Workday: Thomas Point – July 8, 2016

There is an image many have of the lonely lighthouse keeper at his post tending the light. But it was anything but lonely out at Thomas Point on Friday July 8th. Volunteers went out to do some more work on Thomas Point Light accompanied by 10 guests from a woodworking company. They came out to …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – June 30, 2016

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

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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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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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – June 18, 2016

Greg and Tony work on electrical wiring.

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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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse June 11, 2016

Hobie Repairs C.G. Room window

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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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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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – May 21, 2016

Tony sanding the stairwell wall.

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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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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Workday: Calvert Marine Museum – April 16, 2016

It was a beautiful spring day down at Cove Point Light Station in Calvert County Maryland. Six volunteers arrived at the light station on Saturday morning and were greeted with sunshine and slight bay breeze as we went to work. We were met by Richard Dodds the Curator of Maritime History at the Museum. He …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – March 19, 2016

  We had a small group of volunteers on this last weekend of winter 2016. While the groundhog may have predicted and early spring, nobody told the weather. It was on the chilly side with rain in the afternoon, and according to one tourist, a few snowflakes made an appearance. But we still managed to …

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2016 Preservation Schedule

  2016 Project Date(s) Notes Calvert Marine Museum  April 16/17, 2016 As work day nears we will confirm if we will be working one or both days. We will contact those who have registered with details. Work will be determined by Calvert Marine Museum and will be communicated to participating volunteers. You must be a …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore November 21, 2015

Our final workday of 2015 up in Baltimore was a bit on the cool side, but we had a good-sized crew of nine. The low temperature meant we would not be painting, but we still managed to check a lot of the boxes off the work list. Greg had managed to find a lock of …

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Workday: Point Lookout Lighthouse – November 7, 2015

On November 7th Hobie and Tony were on the road again. They headed down to Point Lookout Lighthouse on a wet and miserable day to finish the Buoy Shed Window Project they had started back in July. They added some brass locks to the windows they had installed this past summer and then they also installed some small …

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Workday: Concord Point – November 04, 2015

  On Wednesday November 4th, two of our most productive volunteers – Tony Pasek and Hobie Statzer went up to lend a hand repairing some of the windows up at the freshly painted Concord Point Lighthouse. They joined the President of the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse, Floyd Dobson to do a little maintenance before winter …

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