Somers Cove Lighthouse

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
Somers Cove Light was constructed in 1867 as a cottage screwpile lighthouse with a sixth-order Fresnel lens. The cost of the construction was approximately $10,000. The lighthouse marked the entrance to Little Annemessex River at Crisfield, Maryland.
The lighthouse was dismantled in 1932. Some of the original framework still remains and passenger ferries to Tangier Island from Crisfield pass the site. Local watermen refer to the remains as “skeleton light”.

    Head Keepers: David Wallace (1867), A.R. Harvey (1867 – 1869), James Lawson (1869 – 1878), Thomas Riggin (1878 – 1882), William F. Conner (1882 – 1883), Joshua Gillis (1883), Alexander W. Nelson (1883 – 1884), Henry S. Moore (1884 – 1890), John L. Ashmead (1890 – 1892), William M. Insley (1893 – 1903), Obed T. Dize (1903 – 1904), Edgar T. Somers (1904 – 1926)

    Assistants:  Thomas S. Dougherty (1871 – 1878), John Whittington (1878 – 1881), Seth Blades (1881 – 1882), William F. Conner (1882), Loemuel T. Nelson (1907 – 1908), Loemuel T. Nelson (1909 – 1911), J. E. McDorman (1911 – 1912), Andrew A. Nelson (at least 1913 – at least 1919)

    Updated 5/8/2019


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    GPS: 37.9665,-75.8775

     

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