Jennifer Jones

Author's posts

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/historical-placard-janes-island-lighthouse/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/historical-placard-fishing-battery-lighthouse/

Timeline: Hawkins Point Lighthouse

Challenge Route

1866: Congress appropriates $30,000 on July 28, 1866, to construct two lights to mark Brewerton Channel, on the Patapsco River, Maryland. The front light is to be built on a shoal at Hawkins Point and the rear light is to be built on Leading Point, a total of 1-1/8 mile apart. 1867: Construction begins on …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/template-timeline-hawkins-point-lighthouse/

Hawkins Point Lighthouse

Photo Courtesy of the National Archives-1885 On July 28, 1866, Congress appropriated $30,000 to construct two lights that would mark the Brewerton Channel on the south shore of the Patapsco River approaching Baltimore Harbor. The rear light, Leading Point, was built on a high bluff of land approximately one mile from the front light, Hawkins …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/hawkins-point-lighthouse/

Timeline: Jordan Point Lighthouse

Challenge Route

1852: Congress appropriates $15,000 for lighthouses to be built at Days Point, Point of Shoals, Deep Water Shoals and Jordan Point along the James River on August 31, 1852. 1853: The site for Jordan Point Lighthouse is selected and estimates and plans are made by Major Bache, which are approved. 1854: Construction begins on Jordan …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/template-timeline-jordan-point/

Timeline: Deep Water Shoal Lighthouse

Challenge Route

1837: A request is made by Beverly Kennon, Captain of the United States Navy, to construct a lighthouse at three locations along the James River in Virginia; Day’s Point, Point of Shoals and Deep Water & Lyon’s Creek Shoals. 1850: The U. S. Lighthouse Board authorizes $3,500 for preliminary work in the engineering & design …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/template-timeline-deep-water-shoal-lighthouse/

Historical Placard: Love Point Lighthouse

The Love Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on December 17, 2017.  It is to be displayed at the Chesapeake Bay Heritage & Visitors Center, Kent Island, MD. Greg Krawczyk presenting placard to Ashley Chenault, Queen Annes County Tourism Development Coordinator.  Photo was taken at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center, Kent Island, Maryland

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/historical-placard-love-point-lighthouse/

Historical Placard: Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse

The Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on June 1, 2018. It is to be displayed inside the marina and main office at Sandy Point State Park, MD.

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/historical-placard-sandy-point-shoal-lighthouse/

Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

The Thomas Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on October 6, 2018. It is to be displayed at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in  Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis Maritime Museum curator, Caitlin Swaim. Photograph by Karl Talbott.

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/historical-placard-thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse/

Timeline: Craney Island Lighthouse

Challenge Route

1857: The Lighthouse Board recommends building a small screwpile lighthouse for a price of $10,000-$12,000 to replace the lightship that had served the station since 1820. 1859: The lightship is replaced by a square wooden structure on a screwpile foundation. 1861: The Confederates remove the lens & destroy the lighthouse. 1862: On June 23, 1862, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/template-timeline-craney-island-lighthouse/

Timeline: Cherrystone Bar Lighthouse

Challenge Route

1853: It is recommended by the Lighthouse Board to construct a small screwpile lighthouse on the shoals or Sandy Point to mark the entrance to Cherrystone Harbor for a price of $10,000. 1854: $10,000 is appropriated by Congress on August 3rd to construct the lighthouse. 1855: An additional request is made by the Lighthouse Board …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/template-timeline-cherrystone-bar-lighthouse/