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Save the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse was built in 1875. It has been a beacon on Chesapeake Bay keeping boaters safe from the Thomas Point Shoal. This iconic lighthouse is the last surviving screwpile lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1999. The lighthouse was transferred to the City of Annapolis, the… Continue reading Save the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

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Kate’s Corner #38

Kate Walker here, keeping the light on Robbins Reef. “Spirits,” as they were called in the 19th century, caused problems at lighthouses. The second keeper at East Rigolets Lighthouse in Louisiana, built in 1833, was fired for drunkenness. The 1857 Instructions to Keepers VIII states that inspectors and superintendents are authorized and required to discharge… Continue reading Kate’s Corner #38