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Driving Directions – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

DOWNLOAD PDF DIRECTIONS Updated as of 8/15/17 (added addresses and GPS coordinates) Direction Order Update: Optional Bonus Millers Island Lighthouse is located BETWEEN Concord Pt. and Seven Foot Knoll. See Millers Island Directions BEFORE following directions from Concord Point to Seven Foot Knoll. Concord Point 700 Concord St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078 410-939-3213 www.concordpointlighthouse.org …

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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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Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster

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 and 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 Bill …

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Souvenir: Coasters – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

CHALLENGE LIGHTS COMPLETER BONUS LIGHTS BONUS CRUISE 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 and you will receive a special edition souvenir coaster from the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, depicting a beautiful …

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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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Workday: Thomas Point July 12, 21, and 22, 2017

As summer continues hot and humid our intrepid band of volunteers continues to toil away at one of our favorite National Treasures. Volunteers made three trips in July to keep our beacon looking good.   On July 12th six volunteers went out on the hot, humid, hazy day to work on the light. They continued …

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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: June 24, 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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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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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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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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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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Thomas Point Shines Again

Contractors working on Thomas Point Roof.

If you’ve been looking at the photos of our workdays at Thomas Point over the last few months you may have noticed the roof was looking a little less than pristine. Well this past week a group of professional contractors from All-Type Roofing out of landlocked Harrisburg PA traveled down to Maryland and put the shine back …

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2014 Fall Chapter Board Meeting Photos

The Chapter Fall Board Meeting was held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Concord Point Keepers House in Havre de Grace, MD Click here to see more photos on our Facebook page. (You do not need to have a Facebook account) View Larger Map

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GoodSearch and GoodShop

Goodshop.com is partnering with us, the Chesapeake Chapter, to help our cause. Now when you purchase items using Goodshop.com coupons, a portion of the purchase could be donated to us in support of our H.E.L.P. Fund. Now when you make purchases from your favorite stores like Walgreens, Restaurant.com, or TurboTax, you will not only be …

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U.S. Lights App Review

Chesapeake Lights article – Winter 2014 by Cory Talbott Your smartphone may have the answer for the best way to enhance your lighthouse viewing excursions. Lighthouse apps can be a quick way to have the current information on your lighthouse quest at your fingertips, whether you are in your car, planning a weekend trip, or …

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INTRODUCING the 3rd Patch in the Lost Light Series

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The third Patch from the Lost Lights series features Jordan Point Lighthouse which was located in Virginia. The first Jordan Point Lighthouse was built in 1855 on the James River near Hopewell, Virginia. This first lighthouse was a white keeper’s …

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INTRODUCING the 2nd Patch in the Lost Light Series

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The second Patch from the Lost Lights series features Mispillion Lighthouse which was located in Delaware. The Mispillion Lighthouse depicted in this second patch of the Lost Lights series was built in 1873. The light has a square wooden tower …

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INTRODUCING the 1st Patch in the Lost Light Series

Cedar Point Patch

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The first Patch from the Lost Lights series features Cedar Point Lighthouse which was located in Maryland. The cottage style dwelling was completed in 1896 and originally sat on a peninsula. The patch displays the lighthouse, oil shed and bell …

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