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Concord Point - looking good!

Workday: Concord Point – May 14, 2019

On May 14, Hobie Statzer and Tony Pasek visited Havre de Grace and gave the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse a hand with a brick pathway leading to the tower. The weather was fairly good for this type of work with temperatures in the 60 and overcast. They leveled approximately 20 bricks that had settled …

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Lightship Chesapeake

Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – May 11, 2019

It was a nice day with temperatures in the 60s with a slight threat of rain as three volunteers met for the first of our work days on the Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The harbor was crowded with tourists once the day got under way. We started off by scraping off the flaking …

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Work Crew before we started.

Workday: Calvert Marine Museum – April 26, 2019

Chapter volunteers had a short workday down at Calvert Marine Museum. It was a bright and beautiful day with temperatures in the 60s and no threat of rain. We had seven volunteers and our task was to remove the wooden slats around the pavilion that houses the memorial bricks. In the past the pavilion also …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Girl Scouts from Central Maryland Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate the Girl Scout Troops of Central Maryland who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch by hosting the Exploring Our National Treasures Community Event – AND – CANTASTIC!   On Saturday, March 9, 2019 the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland held a community event in Catonsville, Maryland, …

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LSS, Lewes, DE

Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information

  Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Virginia.Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122Hours: See website for days and hoursCost: $20 for a seven day entrance pass to enter the Refuge or $40 for a Chincoteague NWR annual pass.Cost for lighthouse: Free, but donations acceptedPhone: (757) 336-3696 (lighthouse information)Websites: www.piping-plover.org/visitor-info/ and www.piping-plover.org/assateague-lighthouse/NOTE: …

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Rack Card – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Rack Card Help us spread the word about our 12th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge!Download a PDF here or email communications@cheslights.org if you would like to receive a bundle of rack cards (minimum 5) to hand out at your favorite location, group or to share with friends and family.  Also click the ‘Like’ …

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Crossed-the-Bar • Jerry Waters • 1943- 2019

On Thursday March 28th the Chapter lost a great friend and one of its founding members. Jerry Waters passed away after a brief hospitalization. Jerry was one of our earliest Chapter members and was a key member of the Chapter Board, serving as the Treasurer for many years. He was involved in many of the …

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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony April 13, 2019

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, members of the Chapter will return to Mathews County, VA to honor six Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers at rest at several county cemeteries. We will dedicate new U.S. Lighthouse Service plaques at the graves of Keepers Frank Raymond Lewis, Nelson Stanley Atherton, Levi D. Marchant, Isaac Foster, William James Diggs …

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Lighthouse plaque

Keeper Kelly Honored on March 9, 2019

On a cool, overcast, but dry and windless afternoon, members of the Chapter gathered at Ford Cemetery in Dames Quarter, Maryland to honor another Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keeper. Along with 10 family members and approximately ten friends, we unveiled a new U.S. Lighthouse Service plaque at the headstone of Keeper William James Kelly. Keeper Kelly …

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Celebrating 30 Years!

The United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) was startedin 1983 by ex-Coast Guardsman Wayne Wheeler. The societyencouraged lighthouse enthusiasts to form local chapters under the USLHS. On March 18, 1989, 30 people met in Louisa, Virginia. This first meeting resulted in the establishment of the Virginia Chapter of the USLHS where Herb Entwistle became the founding …

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