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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremonies planned for 2018

Lighthouse Keeper Graveyard Marker Ceremonies The Chapter is making plans to honor several Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Keepers with special ceremonies including the installation of Lighthouse Service plaques at six keepers’ graves in Mathews County on Saturday, April 7th. We hope to honor Keepers, Charles Edwin Respess, Floyd Earl Crewe, Clarence and Fanny Mae Salter, Charles L. …

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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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Preservation

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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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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