Category: Mathias Point

Timeline: Mathias Point Lighthouse

1873:   The United States naval steamer Frolic went ashore near Mathias Point, MD in the summer and remained grounded for some time. The U.S. Lighthouse Board recommends an appropriation of $40,000 to build a lighthouse at this extremely dangerous part of the Potomac River. 1874:   Congress appropriates $40,000 to build a lighthouse or day beacon …

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Mathias Point Lighthouse

Mathias Point Station was placed at the edge of a shoal jutting out from a major bend in the Potomac River.  This point was considered one of the most dangerous navigation problems on the river.  In the summer of 1873, the United States naval steamer Frolic went ashore and remained grounded for over two weeks.  …

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