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2024 Preservation Schedule

2024 Project Scheduled Date(s) Notes Calvert Marine Museum March 17, 2024 Must be a Chapter Member to participate. Work will be at Cove Point Light Station in Calvert County. Historic Ships of Baltimore May 18, 2024 Must be a Chapter Member to participate. Work will be on the Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore Inner Harbor. June …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremonies in Mathews County on October 7th, 2023

4th Mathews Grave Marker Event – 2023 On October 7, 2023 six lighthouse keepers buried in Mathews County, VA were honored with USLHS Grave Markers bringing the total honored in this “lighthouse keeper county” to 25.  The day began with March winds and then April showers with gradually clearing skies giving way to sunny conditions …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keepers Margaret & James Bowling – June 18th, 2023

     James and Margaret Bowling were one of many married couples who served together as Lighthouse Keepers, in their case at the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse near the entrance to the Patapsco River near Baltimore.  James had previously served as the Head Keeper of the Lower Craighill Channel Front Range Lighthouse from 1873 to 1874, …

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Lightship Crew Grave Marker Installation for Sven Olsen – April 2023

Seaman Sven Olsen Grave Memorial with the USLHS and Lightship Crew marker installed. Seaman Sven Olsen served on three Lightships during his time in the U. S. Lighthouse Service.  In April a Lighthouse Service Grave Marker was installed on his memorial marker in Holly Hill Memorial Gardens Baltimore.  The rules for the veteran’s section there …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – May 8, 2023

  It was a pleasant day to be out and about in Maryland this past Saturday so it was a nice day for the Chapter volunteers who showed up for the first preservation work day of 2023 on the Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The ship is in need of some TLC and that …

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Lightship Crew Grave Marker Installation for Capt John H. Tawes – December 2022

Despite the cold of December, we were able to honor Lightship and Lighthouse Tender Capt John H. Tawes with a U. S. Lighthouse Service Grave Marker.   Lightship Crew Capt John H. Tawes served as the Mate, then Master of Lightship #71 on the Diamond Shoals and Tail of the Horseshoe light stations from 1900 …

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Historical Placards for Clay Island, Great Shoals and Sharkfin Shoal Lighthouses provided to the Skipjack Heritage Museum

The last Lighthouse Historical Displays of 2022 were provided to the Skipjack Heritage Museum on Deal Island in Chance, MD.  These three displays tell the histories of the Clay Island, Sharkfin Shoal and Great Shoals lighthouses in the upper Tangier Sound of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.   The Skipack Museum already had a large model of …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – November 5, 2022

Four volunteers showed up on a bright clear November day to do a little work on the Lightship Chesapeake. This was the largest work crew from the Chapter to work on the National Historic Landmark up in Baltimore since the Pandemic slowed things down. It will be a surprise to no one that it involved …

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Can you support the preservation of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse via our on-line Auction 14-21 September?

We are just a few weeks away from the big online auction to benefit Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse to undertake preservation projects for this treasured National Historic Landmark. The A NIGHT FOR THE LIGHT Fundraiser auction will be live from Wednesday, September 14 at 8am (EST) until Wednesday, September 21 at 10 pm (EST). Items …

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