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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 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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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony March 9, 2019

Lighthouse plaque

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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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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2019 Preservation Schedule

  2019 Project Scheduled Date(s) Notes Calvert Marine Museum  Must be a Chapter Member to participate.  Work will be assigned by museum staff at Drum Point and/or Cove Point Lighthouse. April 27, 2019 Historic Ships of Baltimore Must be a Chapter Member to participate. Work will be on the Lightship Chesapeake or Seven Foot Knoll in Baltimore …

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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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We are now on Twitter!

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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

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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.

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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.

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2018 Grant Award: Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse

The Chapter awarded the 2018 HELP preservation grant of $1,000.00 to the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace, MD on October 13, 2018. Chapter secretary, Hobie Statzer presented 2018 Chapter Grant check to members of the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse – Jessica Lapota and Floyd Dobson. The grant funds will be used …

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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 4, 2018 Assateague Lighthouse Located in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Virginia. Phone: Chincoteague NWR – (757) 336-6122 Hours: See website for days and hours Cost: $20 for a seven day entrance pass …

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Lighthouse Stamps

Lighthouse Stamps

If you support the idea of the US Postal Service issuing a set of postage stamps that features five lighthouses from the Chesapeake Bay, then the Chesapeake Chapter, USLHS requests that you take one of the pre-printed letters with you. Please fill out your name, address and the date up top and sign at the …

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