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Historical Placards: York River Lighthouses in November 2021- York Spit, Tue Marshes, Pages Rocks and Bells Rock.

Photos by: Steve Ormsby, President of the Watermen’s Museum   York County Sign Shop Lead Daniel Howard featured in two of the photos 2021 Outdoor Lighthouse Historical Displays Installed  by Programs Chair Greg Krawczyk The Lighthouse Historical Display program has a board-approved annual budget for both its indoor displays and outdoor displays.  During the third …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keepers William M. Yeatman & William Yeatman on Saturday September 25th 2021

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Southern Maryland Lighthouse Keepers Honored by Greg Krawczyk St. Mary’s County is home to a number of lighthouses, located in the Potomac River and directly on the Chesapeake Bay. Two keepers of these lighthouses, William M. Yeatman and William Yeatman , were honored on Saturday September 25, 2021. The Chapter installed U. S. Lighthouse Service …

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Historical Placard: Greenbury Point Lighthouse August 2020

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Greenbury Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in August 2020. It will be displayed in the crew lounge at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Annapolis, Maryland

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Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse August 2020

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in August 2020. It is displayed in the U.S. Coast Guard Station Crew Lounge in Annapolis, Maryland.  

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keepers Noah and Nancy Lawson – May 8, 2021

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  Our second ceremony of the day on May 8th 2021 at 2pm and was the “second” one in more ways than one.  It was the second one that day, the second one in Asbury Cemetery, plus it was for the second husband-wife team we have honored, Noah and Nancy Lawson.  Noah Lawson had been …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Charles Tyler – May 8, 2021

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The ceremony was held at noon on May 8th 2021 for Keeper Charles C. Tyler who is buried in Asbury Ceremony in Crisfield.   Starting in 1905 he served at five different lights, Thimble Shoal, Great Shoals, Janes Island, Watts Island and Holland Island Bar, some more than once as both an Assistant Keeper then later …

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Historical Placard: New Point Comfort, Stingray Point, Wolf Trap and Windmill Point Lighthouse

A total of four indoor placards were presented in May 2021. Those four include the New Point Comfort, Stingray Point, Wolf Trap & Windmill Point Lighthouse. They are displayed in the Gwynn’s Island Museum, Gwynn, Virginia. Tom Edwards, Director of Gwynn’s Island Museum, accepting delivery of the four indoor placards in May 2021.

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Lightship Crew recognition ceremony for Captain Alexander Andersen – March 27th, 2021

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On Saturday March 27 at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Baltimore Maryland, the Chapter honored Alexander Andersen for his many decades of service on lightships. This was the Chapter’s first ever Lighthouse Service grave marker installation for an employee who served exclusively on lightships. In addition to lighthouses, the U.S. Lighthouse Service also operated lighthouse tenders …

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Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse July 2020

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in July 2020. It is displayed in the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse May 2020 – US Army Transportation Museum

The Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in May 2020. It is displayed in the US Army Transportation Museum in Ft. Eustis, Virginia.

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Historical Placard: Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse May 2020

The Deep Water Shoals Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in May 2020. It is displayed in the training room at the James River Reserve Fleet in Ft. Eustis, Virginia.

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Historical Placard: Piney Point Lighthouse February 2019

The Piney Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in February 2019. It is displayed in the Keeper’s Quarters at the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, Piney Point, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Greenbury Point Lighthouse June 2019

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Greenbury Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented in June 2019. It is to be displayed at the Greenbury Point Nature Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse April 2019

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on April 19, 2019. It is to be displayed in the Navy Marina Office in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Historical Placard: Nansemond River, White Shoal, Point of Shoals & Deep Water Shoals Lighthouses

A total of four indoor placards were presented in January 2021. Those four include the Nansemond River, White Shoal, Point of Shoals & Deep Water Shoals Lighthouses. They are displayed in the Isle of Wight County Museum, Smithfield, Virginia. Jennifer England, Director of Isle of Wight County Museum, accepting delivery of the four indoor placards …

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Historical Placard: Fort Carroll Lighthouse (Outdoor)

The Fort Carroll Lighthouse outdoor placard was presented in July 2020.  It is located in Fort Smallwood County State Park, Pasadena, Maryland. The Fort Carroll Lighthouse has been on the Lighthouse Digest “Doomsday List” since 1994 and was featured in the May/June & July/August 2020 editions of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. To help bring attention to …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremonies for Seven Keepers in Mathews County on October 3rd, 2020

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On a crystal-clear early October day, the Chapter honored seven well-deserving Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers who served at 14 different Virginia stations, three in Maryland, and two Coast Guard tenders.  The weather on October 3 in Mathews County was “picture-postcard-perfect”. With a color guard from Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66 and three Coast Guardsmen from …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Henry Sterling – November 7, 2020

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  The ceremony for Keeper Henry C. Sterling was held on November 7th.  The 18 friends and family attending in Crisfield MD were treated to a picture perfect day to honor Henry Sterling.  Keeper Sterling’s career started in 1900 at Solomons Lump Light as an Assistant Keeper.  Before the year was out, he transferred to …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper L. Dow Evans – November 8, 2020

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The  Fall weather was exceptional on the 8th of November for the ceremony to honor Keeper L. Dow Evans.  It was an intimate group of 13 family and friends who met in Crisfield MD for the ceremony.  Keeper Evans commenced his first assignment with the Lighthouse Service in 1879 at Solomons Lump Light.  In January …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Otho Bounds – October 24, 2020

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The ceremony for Keeper Otho Bounds was held on the 24th of October 2020 in Allen MD.  Thanks to the earlier March 2020 article in the local newspaper, there were 34 friends and family at the ceremony, well under the 50 people maximum for an outdoor event.  .  From 1892 through 1893 Keeper Bounds served …

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Timeline: Lower Cedar Point Lighthouse

1825:   A 72-ton wood schooner with a single light, “DD”, is stationed at Lower Cedar Point Station on the Potomac River. 1861:   Confederate forces seize and burn the light vessel. 1864:   A second light vessel, LV-24, is placed at Lower Cedar Point. It was a 115-ton wood vessel with an iron day marker, 2 lanterns, …

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Historical Placard: Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse

The Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on August 21, 2019. It is to be displayed in the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center in Cape Charles, Virginia. Mary, a long-time Museum Docent at the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center accepting the Cherrystone Bar and Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse timeline placards from …

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Historical Placard: Cherrystone Bar Lighthouse

The Cherrystone Bar Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on August 21, 2019. It is to be displayed in the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center in Cape Charles, Virginia. Mary, a long-time Museum Docent at the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center accepting the Cherrystone Bar and Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse timeline placards from chapter …

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Historical Placard: Somers Cove Lighthouse

The Somers Cove Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on August 20, 2019. It is to be displayed in the J. Millard Tawes Museum in Crisfield, Maryland. Casey Goldsborough, Museum Director at the J. Millard Tawes Museum accepting the Somers Cove Lighthouse timeline placard from chapter member Greg Krawczyk on August 20, 2019.

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Honoring Six Lighthouse Keepers in Mathews County, Virginia on April 13th 2019

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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Historical Placard: Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse (Outdoor)

The Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse outdoor placard was presented July 12, 2019.  It is located in Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Maryland. Click on photo to enlarge Contact: Programs Director programs@cheslights.org

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Brewerton Channel Range Lights

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The two Brewerton Channel Range Lights were lighted on November 1, 1868. One structure was near Hawkins Point and the other on Leading Point. Together they marked the Brewerton Channel in the Patapsco River into Baltimore. The channel and range lights were named after Henry Brewerton, an engineer who had worked on defenses around Baltimore …

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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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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremonies on April 13th, 2019

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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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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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