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Past Maryland Lighthouse Challenge souvenirs available for purchase

Attention 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challengers! Great News! As a special Challenge Fundraiser, we will be selling sets of our 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coasters.  The boxed set will contain one specially designed coaster of each lighthouse along the 2019 Challenge route, in addition to a Bonus Cruise coaster (14 coasters in all)!  This beautiful and …

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Last minute Updates for the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

A few last minute updates and pointers: Last update: 9/13/19 Past Maryland Lighthouse Challenge souvenirs available for purchase along the Challenge route. Click here for details. Choptank River Replica – CAMBRIDGE NOTES:• The Choptank Heritage Skipjack Races are on Saturday morning (no street closures). Boat parade 9am, races 10am.• The Groovefest music festival is on Saturday evening 5-10pm in green space …

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Collectible Pin – 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

2019 Pin

The 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Collectible Pin. Available at select stops along the Challenge route. At  this time, it is anticipated that the stops will include Seven Foot Knoll, Concord Point, Drum Point, Hooper Strait and Piney Point. Any change will be noted on the Challenge webpage as the event draws closer.

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Special Edition Newsletter – 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Download the Special Edition – in color! – of the 12th Challenge Newsletter! Featuring  The Artful Lighthouse Challenge The 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge by Lauren & Paula Liebrecht and Karen Rosage 19ChallengeIssue.pdf

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T-Shirt Design – 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge

2019 T-shirt Challenge

Introducing the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge T-Shirt Design. Available at select stops along the Challenge route. At  this time, it is anticipated that the stops will include Concord Point, Drum Point, Hooper Strait and Piney Point. Any change will be noted on the Challenge webpage as the event draws closer.

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NEW on our website!!

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Exciting NEW information on our website!

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Discounted Hotel Accommodations – 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Hotel Accomodations

The Chesapeake Chapter wishes your stay in Maryland to be a wonderful one. For your convenience, listed below are the hotels/inns that are offering discounted accommodations along the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge route. The Chesapeake Chapter does not assume any responsibility for these accommodations, only that they are in close proximity to the lighthouses, and/or have been recommended to us by people who work and/or reside in these areas.

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Historical Placard: Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse (Outdoor)

The Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse outdoor placard was presented July 12, 2019.  It is located in Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Maryland. Click on photo to enlarge Contact: Programs Director programs@cheslights.org

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Historical Placard: Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse (Outdoor)

The Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse outdoor placard was presented June 28, 2019 .  It is located in Fort Smallwood County Park in Pasadena, MD. Click on photo to enlarge Contact: Programs Director programs@cheslights.org

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Workday: Concord Point Lighthouse – June 27, 2019

Hobie and Tony painting at Concord Point.

Volunteers Tony Pasek and Hobie Statzer had a very productive work day on June 27 providing a little TLC to the Concord Point Lighthouse. They were met and assisted by Friends volunteer Floyd Dobson and later meet a new volunteer Sarah Casper-Woodhead, who visited them at the top of the lighthouse and later took some …

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Workday: Concord Point – May 14, 2019

Concord Point - looking good!

On May 14, Hobie Statzer and Tony Pasek visited Havre de Grace and gave the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse a hand with a brick pathway leading to the tower. The weather was fairly good for this type of work with temperatures in the 60 and overcast. They leveled approximately 20 bricks that had settled …

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Workday: Historic Ships in Baltimore – May 11, 2019

Lightship Chesapeake

It was a nice day with temperatures in the 60s with a slight threat of rain as three volunteers met for the first of our work days on the Lightship Chesapeake in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The harbor was crowded with tourists once the day got under way. We started off by scraping off the flaking …

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Girl Scouts from Central Maryland Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate the Girl Scout Troops of Central Maryland who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch by hosting the Exploring Our National Treasures Community Event – AND – CANTASTIC!   On Saturday, March 9, 2019 the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland held a community event in Catonsville, Maryland, …

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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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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony April 13, 2019

Lighthouse plaque

Click photos to enlarge On Saturday, April 13, 2019, members of the Chapter returned to Mathews, “Virginia’s lighthouse keeper county”, to honor six Chesapeake Bay lighthouse keepers at rest in four county cemeteries. We dedicated U.S. Lighthouse Service plaques at the graves of Keepers Frank Raymond Lewis, Nelson Stanley Atherton, Levi D. Marchant, Isaac Foster, …

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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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Crossed-the-Bar • Al Smith • 1942 – 2019

Al and family

This painting of Al was commissioned by our Chapter Secretary and presented to Al’s wife in appreciation for all the work Al performed for our Chapter. 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 …

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Celebration of Life for Candace Clifford

On October 21, 2018 a Celebration of Life for Candace Clifford was held at Glen Echo Park, MD. We said a final goodbye to our friend Candace with representatives from our Chapter and the U.S. Lighthouse Society present. Photos by Tony Pasek

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We are now on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!  @cheslightsuslhs

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Historical Placard: Greenbury Point Lighthouse

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Placard

The Greenbury Point Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on April 19, 2019. It is to be displayed Navy Annapolis Marina.

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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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If You Think This is Cold – Icy Days on The Bay

Photo by Larry Liebrecht Ice chokes the Potomac in front of Ft. Washington Lighthouse

As the cold weather settles over much of the country have you been daydreaming of warmer weather and maybe the quiet life of a lighthouse Keeper from days past? The allure of lighthouses often contains romanticized visions of existence in pristine, wild places with Keepers filling free time with fishing or watching the boats go …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper John O’Neill

Lighthouse plaque

Grave Site Ceremony – Keeper John O’Neill – Angel Hill Cemetery UPDATE: 8/4/17 Ceremony program: 2pm—Commence Ceremony – Welcome by Master of Ceremonies: S. Greg Krawczyk, President, Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society – Introduction – Reading of events leading to the appointment of John O’Neill as the first keeper of Concord Point LH Lighthouse – …

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Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony for Keeper Thomas Steinhise

Lighthouse plaque

UPDATE: On Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, on Ritchie Highway in Baltimore, MD 21225, the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society unveiled a special marker at the grave of Thomas Jefferson Steinhise, the last civilian keeper of the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, which now sits on Pier …

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Thomas Point Shines Again

Contractors putting the red back in the roof.

If you’ve been looking at the photos of our workdays at Thomas Point over the last few months you may have noticed the roof was looking a little less than pristine. Well this past week a group of professional contractors from All-Type Roofing out of landlocked Harrisburg PA traveled down to Maryland and put the shine back …

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2014 Fall Chapter Board Meeting Photos

Concord Point Keeper's House

The Chapter Fall Board Meeting was held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Concord Point Keepers House in Havre de Grace, MD Click here to see more photos on our Facebook page. (You do not need to have a Facebook account) View Larger Map

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U.S. Lights App Review

Chesapeake Lights article – Winter 2014 by Cory Talbott Your smartphone may have the answer for the best way to enhance your lighthouse viewing excursions. Lighthouse apps can be a quick way to have the current information on your lighthouse quest at your fingertips, whether you are in your car, planning a weekend trip, or …

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INTRODUCING the 3rd Patch in the Lost Light Series

Jordan Point Patch

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The third Patch from the Lost Lights series features Jordan Point Lighthouse which was located in Virginia. The first Jordan Point Lighthouse was built in 1855 on the James River near Hopewell, Virginia. This first lighthouse was a white keeper’s …

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INTRODUCING the 2nd Patch in the Lost Light Series

Mispillion Patch

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The second Patch from the Lost Lights series features Mispillion Lighthouse which was located in Delaware. The Mispillion Lighthouse depicted in this second patch of the Lost Lights series was built in 1873. The light has a square wooden tower …

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INTRODUCING the 1st Patch in the Lost Light Series

Cedar Point Patch

The lost lights series of patches will commemorate lighthouses we have lost over the years. The first Patch from the Lost Lights series features Cedar Point Lighthouse which was located in Maryland. The cottage style dwelling was completed in 1896 and originally sat on a peninsula. The patch displays the lighthouse, oil shed and bell …

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