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The Chesapeake Chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization and an official chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society. The specific purposes of this organization is to: a. Support the restoration and preservation of America’s lighthouses, by encouraging, supporting and assisting the efforts of individuals, preservation groups, public agencies and private corporations. b. Publish a quarterly newsletter, …


Membership in The Chesapeake Chapter of the U. S. Lighthouse Society Membership in the Society (a strictly nonprofit organization) is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  If you are interested in lighthouses, lighthouse keepers, lightships and lightship sailors, around the Chesapeake Bay then our Chapter is for you. The membership year runs for …

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The Chapter started a volunteer program in 1997 to assist local organizations in the preservation and maintenance of Bay area lighthouses.  Each year Chapter members are invited to volunteer at any of the projects scheduled for the year.  You can volunteer for a single day or for several activities throughout the year.  Check the calendar …

Preservation Events 2012

Preservation Events in 2012 included Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Lightship Chesapeake Hooper Island Lighthouse Fort Washington Bell Tower Lighthouse

Our Heritage

Our Lighthouse Heritage



One function of the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society is to educate and inform the general population about the lighthouses and Lightships of the Chesapeake Bay region. To that end, the Chesapeake Chapter: Provides a special web page “Cheslights Kids” aimed at the future generation of lighthouse preservationists. Created a Scout patch program to educate …

Events, Trips and Cruises


LIGHTHOUSE EVENTS, TRIPS AND CRUISES LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE AND FESTIVAL DATES UPCOMING CHAPTER ACTIVITIES Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge June 29–30, 2021 www.lighthousefoundation.org/midcoast-lighthouse-challenge/ Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival July 6–7, 2019 www.toledoharborlighthouse.org/festival.html 2022 Michigan Lighthouse Festival August 2–4, 2019 www.michiganlighthousefestival.com National Lighthouse Day August 7, 2022 (Check your local community for events) Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse …

MD Lighthouse Challenge

Chesapeake Chapter Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Rescheduled until 2025 We are looking for a volunteer to be the Lighthouse Challenge Committee Chair and volunteers for the Committee. Interested? Email the Vice President at: vicepresident@cheslights.org The Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – August/September/October 2025 10 Lighthouses * 1 Lightship * 2 Days! The Lights of the Maryland Lighthouse ChallengeThe …




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