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Date registered: April 3, 2013

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  1. Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – March 18, 2017 — March 20, 2017
  2. 2017 Docent Seminar Schedule — February 1, 2017
  3. 2017 Preservation Schedule — January 17, 2017
  4. Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – November 5, 2016 — November 6, 2016
  5. Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – October 29, 2016 — October 29, 2016

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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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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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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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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse Oct 24, 2015

There is still a lot work to be done as the lighthouse preservation season winds down. There is never a shortage of work! Ten volunteers spent a beautiful Fall day out on the bay doing some tasks to cap off a productive year. There were a couple of first time volunteers who lent a hand. …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – September 4 & 7, 2015

What did you do for Labor Day? Well some of our volunteers labored on Thomas Point over the long weekend. On September 4th, five volunteers worked on a day more reminiscent of the heat and humidity of mid-August. They spent some time removing the old railings from one section of the light. Then they painted …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore August 22, 2015

Group plans how to run wire.

There was a small group up in Baltimore on one of the last weekends of summer. In spite of the small number of volunteers we got good amount of work done and completed most of the items on the work list AND we managed to add a few items to the list for good measure. There was …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – August 7,14 & 15, 2015

  Volunteers went out on Friday and Saturday to spend some quality time on Thomas Point. On Friday a small group went out so they could sand the floors while nobody else was around. They also spent some time repairing a windowsill and patching some of the siding. They also returned a plaque, absent since …

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INTRODUCING the 4th Patch in the Lost Light Series

The lost lights series of patches commemorates the lighthouses we have lost over the years. The fourth Patch from the Lost Lights series features Bergen Point Lighthouse, which was located in New Jersey. Bergen Point Lighthouse was first built in 1849 at the juncture of Newark Bay and the Kill van Kull waterway – not far from the …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse June 10, 2015

A small crew went out to do some additional work before the contractors started adding the shine back in the roof. Bob cleaned and tested the squawker and then performed a minor repair before neatly stowing all of the equipment and supplies for the bird deterrent.  He also found a way to put more speakers …

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