Category: Baltimore Harbor

Timeline: Baltimore Lighthouse

Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse

(Last conventional lighthouse built on Chesapeake Bay) 1890:   The Lighthouse Board requests $60,000 for a lighthouse to mark the entrance to the Baltimore Channel at the mouth of the Magothy River. 1894:   Congress appropriates $60,000 on August 18, 1894. 1895:   Test borings reveal 55 feet of soft mud before reaching sand, which causes a delay. …

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