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Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore's Inner Habor

Workday: Historic Ships In Baltimore – May 5, 2018

It was a warm overcast day with summer-like temperatures. We had a crew of seven chapter volunteers who went to work on the lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Our first task was to scrape a lot of the peeling paint form the ceilings in the forward exhibit area as well as the Ward room. …

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Photo by Tony Pasek: Concord Point Lighthouse

Workday: Concord Point Workday – May 2, 2018

Chapter members Hobie Statzer and Tony Pasek went up to Concord Point on May 2nd to help the folks at Concord Point Lighthouse with a few tasks that needed to be done. They installed approximately 55 memorial bricks in the Legacy pathway on one side of the lighthouse tower. Tony and Hobie worked with three …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Girl Scouts from Centreville Maryland Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate Girl Scout troop 163 from Centreville, Maryland, five girls and their leader earned the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The troop, led by Angie Taylor completed 5 activities and participated in the Lighthouse overnight program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  on October 21-22, 2017. The scouts: Junior – Catie Gromley; Cadettes …

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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 4, 2018 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: $20 for a seven day entrance pass …

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Picture perfect day at Cove Point.

Workday: Calvert Marine Museum – April 21, 2018

We had a nice size work crew for our first preservation event of 2018. I was a little more worried than usual this time because it has been hard to tell what the weather will be on any given day this year – and a lot of the work we wanted to do was outdoors. …

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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremonies April 7, 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society honored six lighthouse keepers in ceremonies at four cemeteries in Mathews’s County Virginia. A specially designed Lighthouse Keeper Grave Marker was installed at each grave site. Article in the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal     Download here: invitation, itinerary, directions and local …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Scouts take the 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

We have received Scout Patch Program applications from six Scout troops that participated and finished the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, earning the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The following troops received their patch, certificates and the bonus Thomas Point Shoal coaster. Girl Scout Troop 2762, from Lusby, MD – Led by Sonya DeGuzman – Cadettes: Rosalee …

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OUR NEW KEEPER’S LOFT!

VISIT OUR NEW AND IMPROVED STORE! 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, or digital downloads SHOP NOW! Become a member and enjoy 10% off all purchases all year!

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Lighthouse Stamps

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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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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