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Photo by Larry Liebrecht Ice chokes the Potomac in front of Ft. Washington Lighthouse

If You Think This is Cold – Icy Days on The Bay

As the cold weather settles over much of the country have you been daydreaming of warmer weather and maybe the quiet life of a lighthouse Keeper from days past? The allure of lighthouses often contains romanticized visions of existence in pristine, wild places with Keepers filling free time with fishing or watching the boats go …

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2018 Preservation Schedule

  2018 Project Scheduled Date(s) Notes Calvert Marine Museum  Must be a Chapter Member to participate.  Work will be assigned by museum staff at Drum Point and/or Cove Point Lighthouse. April 21, 2018 Historic Ships of Baltimore Must be a Chapter Member to participate. Work will be on the Lightship Chesapeake or Seven Foot Knoll in Baltimore …

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VISIT OUR NEW AND IMPROVED STORE! Any order placed before December 21 will be gift wrapped for free upon request and direct ship to you or your recipient. FREE shipping for purchases over $60.00. ALL Keeper’s Loft purchases are 10% off for our members (use the code found in the newsletter). * no discount for membership, …

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Thomas Point Shoal

Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster

Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster When you become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund 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 …

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Greg, Paula and Heidi work on range light.

Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – November 18, 2017

It was a busy day on our last workday in Baltimore for 2017.  Nine Chapter volunteers gathered on the Lightship Chesapeake on a chilly Saturday in November and got to work on several different tasks. The ladders to the wheel house and fly bridge were removed and the bulkheads were cleaned and vacuumed. This was …

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2017 Grant Concord Point

2017 Grant Award: Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse

The Chapter awarded the 2017 HELP preservation grant of $1,000.00 to the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace, MD on Saturday November 4th, Chesapeake Chapter President Greg Krawczyk presented the Chapters 2017 Preservation Grant to the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace MD. Accepting the grant were President Larry …

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Ex- Coastie John Clark and wife Vicki return to visit TPSLH after 35 years!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Ex- Coastie John Clark and wife Vicki return to visit TPSLH after 35 years! Tour conducted by Chapter officers Tony, Hobie and Captain Howard and his wife Cathy.

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2017 Lighthouse Challenge

1st Finishers Results! – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Saturday, September 16 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge FIRST OVERALL FINISHERS – Cove Point Connie and Bobby Dietz from Brandywine, Maryland, 4:10 pm Fort Washington Lauren and Jennifer Schnitzlein from Abingdon, Maryland, 4:17 pm Point Lookout Dawn Linthicum & Richard Kwiatkowski from Columbia, Maryland, 5:24 pm Piney Point Cindy Bragg from Columbus, Ohio, 6:00 pm Sunday, …

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2017 Maryland Lighthouse Pin

After Challenge Survey – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

We would love to hear from you, whether or not you attended this year’s MD Lighthouse Challenge.  If you only visited one or numerous lighthouses, attended previous years or other state challenges, we want your feedback to help us make the event a bigger success!  Thank you! Your City and State: *Did you participate in …

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Lighthouse plaque

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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