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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Alexander Andersen – March 27, 2021

On Saturday March 27 at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Baltimore Maryland, the Chapter honored Alexander Andersen for his many decades of service on lightships. This was the Chapter’s first ever Lighthouse Service grave marker installation for an employee who served exclusively on lightships. In addition to lighthouses, the U.S. Lighthouse Service also operated lighthouse tenders …

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse News

The much anticipated public tours of this National Historic Landmark and icon of the Chesapeake Bay are here! Now’s your chance to tour the inside of this historic structure! You’ve seen it in pictures, viewed it from shore, maybe boated right by it. Now tour the interior of one of the most photographed lighthouses in …

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LSS, Lewes, DE

Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information – 2021 UPDATE!

This information was provided by personnel from the various organizations listed below and may be subject to change. Last Update: April 2, 2019

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Events

Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates

Regional Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates.

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Education: The Severn River Association presentation

Thanks to our Education Chair, Bob Stevenson, our speakers program has gone virtual! His latest talk for The Severn River Association presentation, “Annapolis Lighthouses/ Lost Treasures Mark a Changing Region” via zoom on Tuesday February 16 had 140 people registered. The presentation introduces chronologically, 13 lighthouses in the Annapolis area. Only 6 and the partial …

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Thomas Point in August of 2020

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – August 21 &22, 2020

Even with the curtailed tours and preservation events Thomas Point Lighthouse has been getting some TLC this season.  As John Potvin, Lighthouse Manager and Director of Preservation for the Thomas Point restoration efforts reports, work resumed in May to replace the steel beams and tie rods for the under-structure. This work was done by contractor …

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Thomas Point Artist Trading Coin

NEW on our website!!

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Lighthouse Histories Workday: At Home on a date and time of your choice!

Preservation Work From Home If you’re a Chapter member we already know you love lighthouses. But if you are also a history buff and you’re looking for something to do while at home we have a tailor made project for you. Several years ago the Chapter had a project to help update the lighthouse histories …

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Al and family

Crossed-the-Bar • Al Smith • 1942 – 2019 & BJ Smith • 1944 – 2020

This painting of Al was commissioned by our Chapter Secretary and presented to Al’s wife in appreciation for all the work Al performed for our Chapter. Shortly after he submitted his membership and 40+3 reports for this newsletter, Membership Chairman Al Smith was hospitalized. On January 16, Al lost his battle with brain cancer. He …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Scouts take the 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

This quarter we celebrate the scouts that completed the 12th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. The Farrell family from Valrico, Florida. Sierra, a Junior and Kayla, a Daisy Girl Scout along with their mom, Jennifer, completed what is the equivalent to the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge in June to earn the “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout patch …

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