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Discounted Hotel Accommodations – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Hotel Accomodations

The Chesapeake Chapter wishes your stay in Maryland to be a wonderful one. For your convenience, listed below are the hotels/inns that are offering discounted accommodations along the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge route. The Chesapeake Chapter does not assume any responsibility for these accommodations, only that they are in close proximity to the lighthouses, and/or have been recommended to us by people who work and/or reside in these areas.

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Our Sponsors – 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay FishingCharters & Chesapeake Bay Tourswww.sawyercharters.com/

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NEW on our website!!

Thomas Point Artist Trading Coin

Exciting NEW information on our website!

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Honoring Six Keepers in Mathews County, Virginia

by Betty Collins On Saturday, April 13, 2019, for the second consecutive year, the Chapter dedicated six bronze U.S. Lighthouse Service grave markers honoring six Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers at four cemeteries in Mathews County, Virginia.  The day was the culmination of approximately six  months of preparatory work by Chapter members Tony Pasek, his wife …

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Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates

Events

Regional Lighthouse Challenge and Festival Dates.

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Passport Stamps – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Lighthouse Passport Book

Update: 7/8/2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge and U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Stamps Attention all U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Holders! In addition to passport stamps being available for all mandatory lighthouse attractions at their respective locations along the 2019 Challenge route, there will also be a “Maryland Lighthouse Challenge passport stamp”. The Maryland Lighthouse Challenge passport stamp …

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Historical Placard: Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse (Outdoor)

The Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse outdoor placard was presented June 28, 2019 .  It is located in Fort Smallwood County Park in Pasadena, MD. Click on photo to enlarge Contact: Programs Director programs@cheslights.org

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Souvenir: Artist Trading Card Coins – 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

The 2019 souvenirs are trading artist card coins 2.5” round. Beautiful watercolors by Maryland artist Donna Elias (DonnaElias.com) depict every lighthouse in the Challenge plus the bonus lights and a special edition one of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. CHALLENGE LIGHTS Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Artist Trading Card Coin. Become a member, renew …

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Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Artist Trading Card Coin

Thomas Point Artist Trading Coin

When you become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund you will receive a special edition souvenir artist trading card coin from the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, depicting a beautiful watercolor of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by artist Donna Elias (donnaelias.com/).

This is a limited time offer! Offer ends December 31, 2019

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FAQs – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge What is the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge? The Challenge is a weekend-long event in which the general public is invited to visit eleven lighthouses in Maryland. Visit one or more of the mandatory lighthouses noted below (in any order) and receive a complimentary souvenir at each. The “challenge”, however for those …

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Federal and State Park Information – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

National Park Service

Attention Challengers! A Note on Federal and State Parks National Park Service One of our Mandatory Challenge Lights resides in a Federal Park, Fort Washington.  However, Fort Washington is no longer collecting fees. Entrance to the park is free. Please note:  All Federal park passes are honored during the event. Learn more about Federal Park Passes at: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm …

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Bonus Cruise! – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – Thursday, Friday and Monday, September 19, 20, and 23

Hooper Island Artist Coin

For those able to spend an extra day touring the great state of Maryland, there will be a 2019 Bonus Cruise to see some of the Bay’s more elusive lighthouses! This all-day excursion will be offered on Thursday, Friday andMonday, September 19, 20, and 23, 2019. Leaves Rippons Harbor on Hoopers Island (1747 Hoopersville Road, …

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Early Bird Special! – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Early Bird Special

Challengers will have the option to visit Sandy Point, Hooper Strait and Choptank River lighthouses on Friday in lieu of either Challenge Saturday or Sunday. Date:  Friday, September 20, 2019 Participating Lighthouses and Hours: Sandy Point – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm  *NOTE: Please notify the Contact Station staff that you are a Challenge participant …

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Scouts Patch Program – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Any Boy or Girl Scout that completes the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge is eligible to receive the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S.  “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch. Follow this link for application.

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Girl Scouts from Central Maryland Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

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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Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Lighthouses/Lightships/ Lifesaving Station Information

LSS, Lewes, DE

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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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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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony April 13, 2019

Lighthouse plaque

Click photos to enlarge On Saturday, April 13, 2019, members of the Chapter returned to Mathews, “Virginia’s lighthouse keeper county”, to honor six Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers at rest in four county cemeteries. We dedicated U.S. Lighthouse Service plaques at the graves of Keepers Frank Raymond Lewis, Nelson Stanley Atherton, Levi D. Marchant, Isaac Foster, …

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Keeper Kelly Honored on March 9, 2019

Lighthouse plaque

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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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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U.S. Lighthouse Society Tour Schedule

USLHS Tours

Visit the U.S Lighthouse Society http://uslhs.org/tours

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

Al and family

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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Girl Scouts from Parkville Maryland Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate one Girl Scout Troop who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch! Girl Scout troop, led by Mary Lou Halford, completed five activities and participated in the lighthouse overnight program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The participating scouts are Kelsea Abbott, Sophia Belal, Savanns Lippy, Katie …

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Celebration of Life for Candace Clifford

On October 21, 2018 a Celebration of Life for Candace Clifford was held at Glen Echo Park, MD. We said a final goodbye to our friend Candace with representatives from our Chapter and the U.S. Lighthouse Society present. Photos by Tony Pasek

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Cub Scout Troop Earns Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate three Cub Scouts who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch! Boy Scout Cub Scout Pack 451 from Lusby, Maryland The troop led by Rodney Erickson completed the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. The scouts, Arrow of the Light, Brett Sheranko; Bear, Derek Sheranko; and Tiger, Curtis Sheranko. …

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We are now on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!  @cheslightsuslhs

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Publicity

Upcoming Publicity Opportunities: Contact: publicity@cheslights.org Become a volunteer, follow this link. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – CCUSLHS Publicity – Fall 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Volunteers Wanted Do you like meeting people and sharing your interest in lighthouses with others? If the answer is yes, we could use you as a volunteer at one of the sites …

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Keepers Mascot: Snowflake and Cookie

Mascots 105, Snowflake,  and 106, Cookie, were born in a barn.  When they were old enough to leave their mom they were adopted by a nice family in Annapolis. But that family unfortunately had an emergency and found they could not keep the young kittens. So the 5-month-olds came to live with Irva and her …

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Keepers Mascot: Fenwick

Lauren and Paula tell us about Fenwick, mascot # 103: For those that know us, we have a special place in our hearts for hamsters. They bring us so much joy and happiness. On May 15, 2016, we went to two pet stores to find a hamster and finally in the second store we saw a …

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