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The Chapter started a volunteer program in 1997 to assist local organizations in the preservation and maintenance of Bay area lighthouses. Each year Chapter members are invited to volunteer at any of the projects scheduled for the year. You can volunteer for a single day or for several activities throughout the year. Check the calendar for our schedule of Preservation work days for the current year. If you are interested in a particular site or date, contact us via the address below and the coordinator for that activity will provide you with details.

In the past, volunteers have worked on Chapter projects at:

  • Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
  • The Lightship Chesapeake and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse with the Historic Ships in Baltimore Museum
  • Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses at the Calvert Marine Museum
  • Updating the Lighthouse Histories for the Coast Guard Web Site Histories Project
  • Ft. Washington Lighthouse with the Park Service
  • the  Coast Guard Station on Assateague Island.

Donations to the Herb Entwistle Lighthouse Preservation (H.E.L.P.) Fund help finance the preservation activities.

Contact: Preservation Director, email:

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Preservation Volunteer Form

Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society – Preservation Volunteer Form Instructions for submission: You must be a Chapter member to become a volunteer and participate in Chapter projects. If you are not a member become one today by following this link to the membership form. FILL OUT FORM. Fill in all required fields in …

Chapter Partnerships

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Workday Archives

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