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  • Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse News
    The Chesapeake Chapter of the USLHS is proud to announce that over $413,000 has now been donated, granted and funded to Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, which will allow us to complete the structural restoration of the “hips and joints” of the lighthouse in 2020. The work will begin when the weather breaks in late April …

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  • 2020 TPSL Docent Seminar Schedule
    Volunteers are needed to help conduct tours aboard the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse.
  • Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremony April 4, 2020 for Keeper Otho M. Bounds
    Any questions, email Keeper Grave Dedication Ceremony programs-keepers  Download the Grave Marker Program Marker and Ceremony Application here.
  • Timeline: Hog Island Lighthouse
    1837:   On March 3, Congress appropriates $5,000 to construct a lighthouse on the south end of Hog Island, Virginia. 1837:   In a letter dated April 18, Commander Alexander Claxton wrote a letter to Commodore John Rodgers, President of the Board of Navy Commissioners. In the letter, he recommended that the money appropriated by Congress was …

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  • Timeline: Lambert Point Lighthouse
    1870: A request of $15,000 is made to construct a square lighthouse at Lambert’s Point on the east side of the Elizabeth River to mark a shoal just off the point. 1871: Congress appropriates $15,000 on March 3 to construct the square lighthouse on five piles with a fifth-order red light. 1873: The west side …

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