Category Archive: News

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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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 Outer Banks May 20 to May 27, 2017 Hudson River Jun 04 to Jun 12, 2017 Cape Cod Jul 15 to Jul 23, 2017 Oregon Aug 05 to Aug 13, 2017 San Francisco Bay Sep 07 to Sep 12, 2017 Southern Lake Michigan Sep 17 to Sep 24, 2017 Maine Oct 02 to Oct …

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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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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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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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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: March 30, 2016 Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Virginia. Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122 Hours and Cost: Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday April through June; …

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Special Edition Newsletter – 2015 MD Lighthouse Challenge

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Souvenir: Stamps – 2015 MD Lighthouse Challenge

CHALLENGE LIGHTS COMPLETER BONUS LIGHTS BONUS CRUISE

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Our Sponsors – 2015 MD Lighthouse Challenge

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS!

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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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