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, lightships and kindred subjects, around the Chesapeake Bay then the Society is for you. The membership year runs for twelve consecutive months from the date your membership is received.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society you:

The Chapter is supported by annual dues.

Additional donations are always welcome to cover overhead expenses and support expansion of our programs. Your involvement in the Chesapeake Chapter is critical to the maintenance and growth of a vigorous and dynamic local organization committed to protecting, enjoying, and advancing the Chesapeake Bay’s lighthouse heritage. We hope you will share your interest in lighthouses by joining us today!.

Contact: Membership Chairperson, email:

Membership Levels – Dues

Type One-year Three-year Five-year
Individual $15.00 $40.00 $65.00
Family $20.00 $55.00 $90.00
Students $10.00 $25.00 $40.00
Seniors (55+) $10.00 $25.00 $40.00
*Keeper $50.00 $145.00 $240.00
*Inspector $100.00 $295.00 $490.00
*Superintendent $250.00    
*Lifetime (One Time Fee) $750.00    
**Keeper’s Mascot (One Time Fee) $5.00    

*These categories will each receive their newsletter via 1st class mail. Inspectors, Superintendents and Lifetime will receive an appropriate gift.
** The Keeper’s Mascot is for Member’s Pets Only and is a one time fee.  All other fees are annual or as indicated.

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