MD Lighthouse Challenge

2017 Challenge Logo

Chesapeake Chapter’s 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

1st Finishers Results and Photos

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS!

Take our AFTER CHALLENGE SURVEY!

 


The 11th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge was held on Saturday and Sunday,
September 16 and 17, 2017, with an early bird date of Friday, September 15 on Maryland’s eastern shore..


The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge
September 16 and 17


The Lights of the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge:

The clockwise line-up of Mandatory Lights around the route includes:

  • Concord Point
  • Seven Foot Knoll
  • Lightship Chesapeake
  • Hooper Strait*
  • Choptank River Replica*
  • Drum Point
  • Cove Point
  • Piney Point
  • Point Lookout
  • Fort Washington
    PREVIOUS MARYLAND LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGES

Complimentary souvenirs will be given at each Challenge location. You are welcome to visit any number of lighthouses along the Challenge route, but you will have to visit all mandatory stops to be able to proclaim “I’ve seen the lights!” and collect a specially designed souvenir to mark your accomplishment.

Bonus Lights include:

  • Millers Island Lighthouse
  • Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse
  • Blackistone Lighthouse Replica

Visiting these lighthouses is not counted toward event completion, but will take Challengers to three more beautiful Bay locations, earning them extra event souvenirs!

Mark your calendars now!

The Maryland Lighthouse Challenge…Making Maryland memories–one lighthouse at a time!


Contact: Challenge Coordinator, Karen Rosage, (410) 437-0741, challenge@cheslights.org


The Challenge Rules are Simple

1. Print out the Driving Instructions (COMING SOON!).
2. Visit the nine lighthouses and 1 lightship noted above. (Or any number of the lights you choose to visit).
3. Collect the specially-designed commemorative souvenir from each.
4. Complete the visits within the designated hours of 8 am to 6:00 pm both days
5. Receive the “completion” souvenir at the last location IF you have visited all the others.
AND
6. Sign the Challenge Completion Sheet.


 

  • 1st Finishers Results! – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge Saturday, September 16 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge FIRST OVERALL FINISHERS – Cove Point Connie and Bobby Dietz from Brandywine, Maryland, 4:10 pm Fort Washington Lauren and Jennifer Schnitzlein from Abingdon, Maryland, 4:17 pm Point Lookout Dawn Linthicum & Richard Kwiatkowski from Columbia, Maryland, 5:24 pm Piney Point Cindy Bragg from Columbus, Ohio, 6:00 pm Sunday, September 17 Baltimore Daniel, Vicki and William Ashton from Germantown, Maryland, 8:10 ...
  • 2015 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge souvenirs available for purchase Attention Challengers! Available along the Challenge route, while supplies last, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a 2015 – 10th Anniversary Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Booklet and Stamp set*! The booklet contains timelines of all the Challenge Lights and other pertinent information. Each beautiful color stamp in the set affixes to the corresponding page in the booklet. ...
  • After Challenge Survey – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge We would love to hear from you, whether or not you attended this year’s MD Lighthouse Challenge.  If you only visited one or numerous lighthouses, attended previous years or other state challenges, we want your feedback to help us make the event a bigger success!  Thank you!
  • Bonus Cruise! – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – Thursday, Friday and Monday, September 14, 15, and 18 For those able to spend an extra day touring the great state of Maryland, there will be a 2017 Bonus Cruise to see some of the Bay’s more elusive lighthouses! This all-day excursion will be offered on Thursday, Friday and Monday, September 14, 15, and 18, 2017. Leaves Rippons Harbor on Hoopers Island (1747 Hoopersville Road, Fishing Creek, ...
  • Challenge Fees and Schedules – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Challenge Fees and Schedules – Last update: August 7, 2017 NOTE:  We have had multiple inquiries for directions.  They are currently being reviewed to make sure nothing has changed on the roadways, and will be posted within the next week or so.  Sorry for the delay, but we want to be as accurate with our directions ...
  • Collectible Pin – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Collectible Pin. 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.
  • Discounted Hotel Accommodations – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Discounted Hotel Accommodations 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Route 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 ...
  • Driving Directions – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge DOWNLOAD PDF DIRECTIONS Updated as of 8/19/17 (added addresses and GPS coordinates) Concord Point 700 Concord St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078 410-939-3213 www.concordpointlighthouse.org GPS: 39.540706, ‐76.084774 From Seven Foot Knoll (approx. drive time 50 min) From Pratt Street past Inner Harbor, get in far left lane, turn left onto President Street. Take next left onto Lombard Street, follow straight 0.7 mi. ...
  • Early Bird Special! – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge   A few years back, acknowledging that the Hooper Strait’s location in St. Michaels was a little off the beaten path from the others, we instituted our “Early Bird Special”. It, too, is great for Challengers who are able to devote an extra day to Challenge festivities. This year the Early Bird includes all of our ...
  • FAQs – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challege Frequently Asked Questions for 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge What is the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge? The Challenge is a weekend-long event in which the general public is invited to visit ten land-accessible lighthouses in Maryland. Visit one or more of the mandatory lighthouses noted below (in any order) and receive a complimentary souvenir at each. The “challenge”, however ...
  • Federal and State Park Information – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Attention Challengers! A Note on Federal and State Parks National Park Service One of our Mandatory Challenge Lights resides in a Federal Park, Fort Washington. Please note:  All Federal park passes are honored during the event.  Learn more about Federal Park Passes at: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm         Maryland State Park Service Point Lookout, one of our Mandatory Lighthouses, resides in Point Lookout State ...
  • Last minute Updates for the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge A few last minute updates and pointers: 1. Plan on completing the Challenge at your 10th MANDATORY LIGHTHOUSE STOP. You can visit any of the Bonus Lights last – but your completion souvenirs will only be available at the mandatory lighthouses. 2. Another suggestion for parking in Baltimore is as follows: From North and East: Go west on Lombard ...
  • Our Sponsors – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge WE THANK OUR SPONSORS! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours www.sawyercharters.com/
  • Passport Stamps – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Update: 9/9/2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge and U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Stamps Attention all U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport Holders! In addition to passport stamps being available for all mandatory lighthouse attractions at their respective locations along the 2017 Challenge route, there will also be a “Maryland Lighthouse Challenge passport stamp”. The Maryland Lighthouse Challenge passport stamp will be available at ...
  • Rack Card – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Rack Card Help us spread the word about our 11th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge! Download a PDF here or email challenge@cheslights.org if you would like to receive a bundle of rack cards to hand out at your favorite location, group or to share with friends and family.  Also click the ‘Like’ button below and ...
  • Scouts Patch Program – 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Any Boy or Girl Scout that completes the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge is eligible to receive the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S.  “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch. REQUIREMENTS To earn the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S.  “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout Patch, the scout must complete the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, September 16-17, 2017. See information regarding the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge at cheslights.org/maryland-lighthouse-challenge/ The ...
  • Scouts take the 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge We have received Scout Patch Program applications from 3 Scout troops that participated and finished the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, earning the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The following troops received their patch, certificates and the bonus Thomas Point Shoal coaster. Girl Scout Troop 2762, from Lusby, MD – Led by Sonya DeGuzman – Cadettes: Rosalee Simmons, Kaitlyn ...
  • Souvenir: Coasters – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge CHALLENGE LIGHTS COMPLETER BONUS LIGHTS BONUS CRUISE Information and details for making reservations are available at Sawyer Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours, 410-397-3743 www.sawyercharters.com/chesapeake-bay-lighthouse-cruises.htm. SPECIAL EDITION Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster Become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund and you will receive a special ...
  • Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster When you become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund you will receive a special edition souvenir coaster from the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, depicting a beautiful photo of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by photographer Bill ...
  • Special Edition Newsletter – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge Download the Special Edition of the Challenge Newsletter! Featuring  Cruisin’ for Coasters… The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge by Karen Rosage and Lauren & Paula Liebrecht 17ChallengeIssue.pdf
  • T-Shirt Design – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge Introducing the 2017 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.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://cheslights.org/maryland-lighthouse-challenge/

2017 Lighthouse Challenge

Challenge Volunteer Form

2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Volunteer Form Maryland Lighthouse Challenge: The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge will be held on September 16 & 17. Volunteers will greet visitors, answer questions and hand out Challenge souvenirs. Please indicate your first and second preference for a volunteer location; what day/days you can volunteer, and your t-shirt size. If more …

Previous Lighthouse Challenges

Previous Lighthouse Challenges

2003 – 1st Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – T-shirt: Gray – Souvenir: Stickers 2004 – 2nd Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – T-shirt: Purple – Souvenir: Baseball cards “Historic Photos” [Article] 2005 – 3rd Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – T-shirt: Teal – Souvenir: Wooden Coins 2006 – 4th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge – T-shirt: Green – Souvenir: Postcards “Then and …