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- Timeline: Tue Marshes Lighthouse
1874: Congress appropriates $15,000 on June 23 to construct a lighthouse at Too’s Marshes, near the mouth of the York River, Virginia. 1875: Construction begins on the lighthouse on May 24th. It is to be a square screwpile cottage structure on iron piles. It is equipped with a sixth-order Fresnel lens first exhibited on August … Read more
- Timeline: Watts Island Lighthouse
1828: Congress appropriates $6,500 to construct a lighthouse on Little Watts Island on May 23. 1831: Congress appropriates $6,400 for a lighthouse on Little Watts Island. 1833: John Donahoo builds a 48-foot tower equipped with a fifth-order Fresnel lens and keepers house at a price of $4,775. 1838: The keeper's house is noted as being … Read more
- Timeline: White Shoal Lighthouse
1850: The U. S. Lighthouse Board authorizes $3,500 for preliminary work in the engineering & design for four lighthouses on the James River. 1852: Congress appropriates $1,000 for a beacon on White Shoal, August 31, 1852. 1854: Construction of a square cottage supported by five, five-inch diameter wooden piles covered with a cast-iron screw sleeve, … Read more
- Scouts take the 2019 MD Lighthouse Challenge
This quarter we celebrate the scouts that completed the 12th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge. The Farrell family from Valrico, Florida. Sierra, a Junior and Kayla, a Daisy Girl Scout along with their mom, Jennifer, completed what is the equivalent to the 2019 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge in June to earn the “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scout patch … Read more
- Historical Placard: Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse
The Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse indoor placard was presented on August 21, 2019. It is to be displayed in the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center in Cape Charles, Virginia. Photo by Lynne Jacobs Mary, a long-time Museum Docent at the Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center accepting the Cherrystone Bar … Read more
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