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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse News

On October 11, we hosted Jimmy Buffett at Thomas Point. In a hastily arranged visit, author Dave Gendell joined Lighthouse Manager John Potvin at dawn to open up and greet Mr. Buffett, who arrived with a production crew. Potvin and Gendell (the author of the new Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse book – see video) gave …

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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Seven Keepers in Mathews County – October 3, 2020

On a crystal-clear early October day, the Chapter honored seven well-deserving Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers who served at 14 different Virginia stations, three in Maryland, and two Coast Guard tenders.  The weather on October 3 in Mathews County was “picture-postcard-perfect”. With a color guard from Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66 and three Coast Guardsmen from …

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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

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Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates

Regional Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates.

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LSS, Lewes, DE

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 2, 2019

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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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Past Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Souvenirs Available for Purchase

As a Challenge fundraiser, and while supplies last, we are selling previous years’ Challenge souvenirs!  Round out your Challenge memorabilia with any of the following souvenir sets.  Remember, these items also make great gifts and/or stocking stuffers for those lighthouse lovers on your Christmas list! The proceeds from the sale of these items go directly …

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