WELCOME!

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you enjoy your visit.  We welcome your feedback, please email our webmaster at webmaster@cheslights.org

At any time to return to this home page, click on any page head banner.


Become a Member | Become a Volunteer
KEEP THE LIGHTS SHINING!


Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/

Cub Scout Troop Earns Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate three Cub Scouts who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch! Boy Scout Cub Scout Pack 451 from Lusby, Maryland The troop led by Rodney Erickson completed the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. The scouts, Arrow of the Light, Brett Sheranko; Bear, Derek Sheranko; and Tiger, Curtis Sheranko. …

Read more

We are now on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!  @cheslightsuslhs

Read more

Publicity

Upcoming Publicity Opportunities: Contact: publicity@cheslights.org Become a volunteer, follow this link. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – CCUSLHS Publicity – Fall 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Volunteers Wanted Do you like meeting people and sharing your interest in lighthouses with others? If the answer is yes, we could use you as a volunteer at one of the sites …

Read more

2018 Grant Award: Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse

The Chapter awarded the 2018 HELP preservation grant of $1,000.00 to the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace, MD on October 13, 2018. Chapter secretary, Hobie Statzer presented 2018 Chapter Grant check to members of the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse – Jessica Lapota and Floyd Dobson. The grant funds will be used …

Read more

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – October 13, 2018

It was a productive day out at Thomas Point with a small crew of six.  Volunteers patched some holes and  worked on the floor molding on the 2nd floor. They also completed the removal of the carpet tiles on the second floor. The stove pipes were also scraped and the openings down in the kitchen …

Read more

Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony August 18, 2018

On August 18, 2018, family members of Barney Crockett Thomas gathered with two groups from the U. S. Coast Guard and members of the Chesapeake Chapter to honor another Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keeper. We were at the Thomas grave site in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock, Virginia on a warm and mostly sunny afternoon made …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more