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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

  Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Virginia.Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122Hours: See website for days and hoursCost: $20 for a seven day entrance pass to enter the Refuge or $40 for a Chincoteague NWR annual pass.Cost for lighthouse: Free, but donations acceptedPhone: (757) 336-3696 (lighthouse information)Websites: www.piping-plover.org/visitor-info/ and www.piping-plover.org/assateague-lighthouse/NOTE: …

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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

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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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 2019 Tour Schedule

USLHS Tours

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

Al and family

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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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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NEW Merchandise in the LOFT!!

We have exciting NEW merchandise in our Loft!! NEW ITEMS! Note: These items are very fragile and therefore expensive to ship.    Due to the fragile nature of the lighthouse, the item is not eligible for free shipping.  The shipping options are mailing or local pickup.  Local pickup ensures that your lighthouse will arrive in …

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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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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. REQUIREMENTS To earn the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S.  “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch, the scout must complete the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, September 21-22, 2019. See information regarding the Maryland Lighthouse …

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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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Keepers Mascot: Petal

Mascot #104, Petal, lives with “The Bunny Lady” (aka Barbara) who tells us: We have been blessed with four bunnies in our 51years of married life. Hubby Lawrence knows his place in the “pecking” order when he says “rabbit rules”! Currently ruling our house is Petal, a Lionhead, rescue bunny who had been abandoned, then dropped, necessitating …

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Keepers Mascot: Luther

Mascot #96, Luther, is a handsome, black pug. He looks after his sisters, Lexie (mascot # 95) and Rosie. He loves to go to the ocean, and runs in the waves even in the winter. Another absolute favorite thing to do is to go to the dog park and visit with all the other dogs. Luther brings …

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Keepers Mascot: Lexie

Mascot #95, Lexie, is a delightful, brown pug according to member Maryann. When she was 6 years old, she was diagnosed with diabetes and lost her vision. Later in the year, she became a registered therapy dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Even though TOTALLY blind, she brings joy to children, senior citizens, and hospital …

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Keepers Mascot: Bambi and Gidgett

We are shining the spotlight on Mascot #93 Bambi and Mascot #94 Gidgett  loved by Linda.  Bambi and Gidgett are Chihuahuas that live out in the country on a tree farm in Elverson, Pennsylvania.    Bambi  is 10  years old and Gidgett is 5 years old and they weigh 5 pounds each, which makes it easy …

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2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Chesapeake Chapter’s 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge 1st Finishers Results and Photos A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS! Take our AFTER CHALLENGE SURVEY!   The 11th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge was held on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, 2017, with an early bird date of Friday, September 15 on Maryland’s eastern shore.. …

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Keepers Mascot: Hobie and Nessie

Steve’s neighbor heard the kittens in May 2014 alone in a field near a relative’s house in Pennsylvania, apparently the sole survivors of their litter. They were brought back to Arlington, Virginia and through the local network came to live with Steve and his family. The kittens were estimated to be six weeks old. At …

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Keepers Mascot: Roscoe

Roscoe is mascot #91. He lives with Rebekah and Travis. Roscoe is a rambunctious two year old Rottweiler mix who was given as a surprise anniversary present to Rebekah. At 10 weeks old he was found and rescued on a pet rescue site from a woman with a young baby that could no longer care for …

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Keepers Mascot: Miss Marple

Mascot 80, Miss Marple, was a stray who adopted Jeff and Melissa. As Jeff tells the story: A few years ago, during one of our moves, we loaded our belongings into a beautiful house on Hood Canal, close to the Point No Point Light Station and headquarters of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. The unobstructed, west …

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Keepers Mascot: Frenchy, Mimi, and Pumpkin

Mascots 76, 77, and 78 are Frenchy, Mimi, and Pumpkin, respectively. Owner Mary Lou provided this info: I had three cats before these who lived to be 18 and 19 years old and when the last one died on Memorial Day 2010 I vowed not to get another, but, by the end of the week I …

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Keepers Mascot: Sadie Hawkins

Mascot 75, Sadie Hawkins lives with mascot # 58 (Sophia), and their humans, Elinor and Jon. Elinor reports: Sadie Hawkins is a 3-year-old rescue kitty we adopted from the Animal Shelter in Silverdale, Washington. She was five months old when she came to live with us. Our older cat, Sophie, didn’t care much for Sadie at …

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Keepers Mascot: Bandit and Kaci

Mascots 73 & 74, Bandit and Kaci, reside with Anita. Bandit came to me from a neighbor’s house when he was just a kitten. The kids there named him Oreo because he is a black and white tuxedo cat, but I renamed him after a couple of weeks. He joined Muffin, an older cat I had …

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Keepers Mascot: Wally

Mascot 69, Wally was enrolled by Christine. We should emphasize that Wally is NOT a pet, he lives in his native habitat, and is loved and respected FROM AFAR.  Christine tells us: Wally, is about 5 feet long, and is the first and only registered alligator to become a “Keeper’s Mascot”. He is the resident gator …

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