Love Point Lighthouse

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
Love Point Light was a hexagonal screwpile lighthouse built in 1872 at a cost of $15,000. It was located at the mouth of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay. It was a duplicate of the original Choptank River Light.
Two of the main columns of the lighthouse were broken during the first winter due to ice. Again in January 1879 ice banked around the lighthouse but no damage was sustained.

Love Point was demolished in the 1960s. There is a small automated light on the former site of this lighthouse.

Head Keepers: William B. Reed (1872 – 1876), William A. Mansfield (1876 – 1879), Thomas F. Hamilton (1879), Samuel C. Walters (1879 – 1881), Edward Lambert (1881 – 1884), William W. Alley (1884 – 1885), J. F. Larrimore (1885), John R. Earekson (1885 – 1886), Theodore S. Crockett (1886 – 1889), Theodore A. Hopkins (1889 – 1898), Richard S. Daniels (1898 – 1900), Thomas Ringgold (1900 – 1904), W.M. Shawn (1904), William R. Schoenfelder (1904 – 1908), Anders Simonsen (1908 – 1919), Robert Bradshaw (1919), Charles A. Larsen (1919 – 1921), John E. Midgett (1921 – 1922), Arthur Midgett (1922 – at least 1928), Otho Bounds (1930 – at least 1936), Samuel C. Dawson (1939 – 1945)

First Assistant: Charles H. Erdman (1872 – 1873), Eugene Burchenal (1873 – 1875), George W. Fallowfield (1877 – 1879), Samuel C. Walters (1879), John L. Hamilton (1879 – 1880), Edward Lambert (1880 – 1881), William W. Alley (1881 – 1882), John L. Hamilton (1883 – 1884), Frederick K. Bryan (1884), John J. Blackinston (1884), John A. Rollison, Jr. (1884 – 1885), John R. Earekson (1885), Theodore A. Hopkins (1885 – 1889), Moses W. Legg (1889 – 1892), James D. Cowman (1892), Thomas Ringgold (1892 – 1900), Walter S. Barnett (1900 – 1901), R.T. Baxter (1901), Edwin L. Styron (1901), John B. Quidley (1901 – 1902), Edward G. Hoppins (1902), Anders Simonsen (1902 – 1905), Bartram N. Stuart (1905), James W. Gillikin (1905), H. M. Green (1905), George Prichard (1905 – 1906), Charles J. Horner (1906), Joseph W. Cooper (1906), Albert C. Myers (1906 – 1907), Wesley L. Gaskill (1907), Robert Kuhn (1907 – 1908), Humphreys J. Hance (1908), Robert Kuhn (1908), Sangston G. Bell (1908), Addison S. Hall (1908), P.S. Yeatman (1908 – 1909), R. S. Austin (1909 – 1910), William F. Mathaney (1910 – 1914), Thomas C. Lonergan (1914 – ), James M. Ellis ( – 1915), Clark I. Sims (1915 – 1916), William M. Midgett (1916 – 1917), Robert Kuhn ( – 1917), Albert W.S. Tyler (1917 – 1918), Andrew J. Potts (1918), John Pagels (1919 – ), John E. Midgett (1920 – 1921), John D. Elliott (1924 – 1930), Zadock W. Sturgis (1930 – 1939), Howard G. Brumsey (at least 1939 – at least 1942)

Second Assistant: Edward Minnick (1873 – at least 1874), George W. Fallowfield (1875 – 1877), J.C. Bryan (1903 – 1904)

Updated 5/4/2019


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GPS: 39.0539,-76.2904

 

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