Category: Bodkin Point

Timeline: Bodkin Point Lighthouse

1819:   Congress appropriates $9,000 on March 3 to construct a lighthouse at Bodkin Point and two on North Point at the mouth of the Patapsco River, Maryland. 1820:   Six acres of land are purchased in August from Richard Caton for $600. 1821:   The contract to construct the lighthouse is awarded to Thomas Evans and William …

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Bodkin Point Lighthouse

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard First established in 1822 (discontinued in 1855) the Bodkin Point Lighthouse would have been visible from the North Overlook in the distance. It has long since crumbled and what remains of the lighthouse and the island on which it stood now show only as a ‘navigational hazard’ on present-day …

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