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Historical Placard Update: Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse

It started its run as a poorly visible light atop a story and a half structure. Today, it is seen by 5,000 – 8,000 people a day on weekends during the summer months. Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse is perhaps the most visible lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, although not everyone knows what they are looking …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony August 18, 2018

Download here: invitation. Any questions, email Tony at vicepresident@cheslights.org Download the Grave Marker Program Marker and Ceremony Application here.  

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Chapter Scout Patch

Four Girl Scout Troops Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate four Girl Scout troops who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch! Cadette Troop 80294 and Senior Troop 80295 from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, eleven girls and their leader. The girls earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch! The troops, led by Patricia Mellors, completed …

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Rob passes up wood from the lower - lower area to Lauren and Paula for removal.

Workday: Historic Ships In Baltimore – June 2, 2018

We had a small crew of five on the Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for our second workday there in 2018. It was no surprise that it was overcast and threatening rain all day – that seems to be the standard forecast for the last couple of weeks.  The threat of rain dissuaded us …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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