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Education: The Severn River Association presentation

Thanks to our Education Chair, Bob Stevenson, our speakers program has gone virtual! His latest talk for The Severn River Association presentation, “Annapolis Lighthouses/ Lost Treasures Mark a Changing Region” via zoom on Tuesday February 16 had 140 people registered. The presentation introduces chronologically, 13 lighthouses in the Annapolis area. Only 6 and the partial …

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse News

We are excited anticipating the return of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours! We plan to begin in June, running through October. All tours are subject to change, and there will be further notice with respect to safety measures in light of the pandemic. All updates can be found at http://thomaspointshoallighthouse.org/tours Tours depart from Annapolis, …

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Lighthouse plaque

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Seven Keepers in Mathews County – October 3, 2020

On a crystal-clear early October day, the Chapter honored seven well-deserving Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers who served at 14 different Virginia stations, three in Maryland, and two Coast Guard tenders.  The weather on October 3 in Mathews County was “picture-postcard-perfect”. With a color guard from Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66 and three Coast Guardsmen from …

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Thomas Point in August of 2020

Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – August 21 &22, 2020

Even with the curtailed tours and preservation events Thomas Point Lighthouse has been getting some TLC this season.  As John Potvin, Lighthouse Manager and Director of Preservation for the Thomas Point restoration efforts reports, work resumed in May to replace the steel beams and tie rods for the under-structure. This work was done by contractor …

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Thomas Point Artist Trading Coin

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Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates

Regional Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates.

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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 2, 2019

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Lighthouse Histories Workday: At Home on a date and time of your choice!

Preservation Work From Home If you’re a Chapter member we already know you love lighthouses. But if you are also a history buff and you’re looking for something to do while at home we have a tailor made project for you. Several years ago the Chapter had a project to help update the lighthouse histories …

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Al and family

Crossed-the-Bar • Al Smith • 1942 – 2019 & BJ Smith • 1944 – 2020

This painting of Al was commissioned by our Chapter Secretary and presented to Al’s wife in appreciation for all the work Al performed for our Chapter. Shortly after he submitted his membership and 40+3 reports for this newsletter, Membership Chairman Al Smith was hospitalized. On January 16, Al lost his battle with brain cancer. He …

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Chapter Scout Patch

Scouts take the 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

This quarter we celebrate the scouts that completed the 12th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. The Farrell family from Valrico, Florida. Sierra, a Junior and Kayla, a Daisy Girl Scout along with their mom, Jennifer, completed what is the equivalent to the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge in June to earn the “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout patch …

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