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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

Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony March 9, 2019

Come join the Chapter on Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 pm for our first grave marker ceremony of 2019 at the Ford Cemetery in Dames Quarter, MD where we will honor Keeper William James Kelly. Keeper Kelly served at four Bay lighthouses, including the Hooper Strait lighthouse from 1930 to 1940. Any questions, email Tony …

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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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Historical Placard: Janes Island Lighthouse

The Janes Island Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in August 2018.  It is to be displayed in the Tawes Museum, Crisfield, MD. Greg Krawczyk presenting the Janes Island Lighthouse placard to Marty Schlegel, Vice Chairman of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation & J. Millard Tawes Museum.  Photo was taken in the J. Millard Tawes Museum, in …

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Historical Placard: Fishing Battery Lighthouse

The Fishing Battery Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on January 26, 2019. It is to be displayed in the Keeper’s House at Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Jessica LaPota, Executive Director at Concord Point Lighthouse accepting the Fishing Battery Lighthouse timeline placard from chapter member Greg Krawczyk on January 26, 2019.

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Historical Placard: Fort Washington Lighthouse

The Fort Washington Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on September 29, 2018. It is to be displayed in the Visitors Center at Fort Washington, Maryland.

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USLHS Tours

U.S. Lighthouse Society 2019 Tour Schedule

Domestic Southern California – Northern Baja Mar 23 to Apr 04, 2019 Florida Keys Apr 28 to May 06, 2019 Long Island – Canceled due to not enough interest Jul 08 to Jul 15, 2019 Maine (Grand Manan & New Brunswick) Oct 02 to Oct 11, 2019 Hawaii Oct 30 to Nov 12, 2019 International …

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Al and family

Crossed-the-Bar • Al Smith • 1942 – 2019

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 had been a member of the Chapter since 1993, joining the board of directors as membership chairman in 2011. Al worked on most, if not all, …

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