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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper John A. Phillips – November 6th, 2021

Lighthouse plaque

It was a beautiful Saturday at the Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.  The family and friends of Keeper John Phillips gathered for the U. S. Lighthouse Service Grave Marker dedication ceremony to honor his service as a Lighthouse Keeper from 1869 to 1877.  His grave marker was installed by a family member with an assist …

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

Lighthouse plaque

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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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Forever Stamp Issued!

On a rainy day in Annapolis, Maryland, the Chesapeake Chapter celebrated the U.S. Postal Service dedication of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Forever Stamp. The stamp is part of a set of five Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses. Along with Thomas Point Shoal in Maryland it also features, Montauk Point, New York; Harbor of Refuge, Delaware; Navesink, New …

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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

Lighthouse plaque

  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 C. Tyler – May 8, 2021

Lighthouse plaque

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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Lighthouse Histories Workday: At Home on a date and time of your choice!

Preservation Work From Home If you’re a Chapter member we already know you love lighthouses. But if you are also a history buff and you’re looking for something to do while at home we have a tailor made project for you. Several years ago the Chapter had a project to help update the lighthouse histories …

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Celebrating 30 Years!

Happy 30th Anniversary Chesapeake Chapter! by Lauren and Paula Liebrecht The United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) was started in 1983 by ex-Coast Guardsman Wayne Wheeler. The society encouraged lighthouse enthusiasts to form local chapters under the USLHS. A meeting was scheduled to take place in Louisa, Virginia on February 18, 1989 to discuss the formation …

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We are now on Twitter!

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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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