Light Hearted

Light Hearted ep 53 – Bob Stevenson of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, MD; Gary Riemenschneider, educational resources on USLHS website

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is the last screwpile cottage-style light station in its original location in Chesapeake Bay. It’s located about a mile and a half offshore from the nearest point of land in Annapolis, Maryland. The City of Annapolis owns the lighthouse, and the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society manages it. The Annapolis Maritime Museum serves as the departure point for boat tours to the lighthouse.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse; U.S. Lighthouse Society photo by Mike & Carol McKinney.
Bob Stevenson

This episode features an interview with Bob Stevenson, one of the key coordinators of the public tour program at the lighthouse. He is also the docent training coordinator and has been with the preservation program at Thomas Point Shoal since the very beginning.

Gary Riemenschneider visiting Eldred Rock Lighthouse, Alaska. USLHS photo..

Also featured is an interview with Gary Riemenschneider, who has developed much of the helpful and interesting educational material on the U.S. Lighthouse Society website. For anyone who has used the published Light Lists for research, you know how tedious it can be. Gary has added historical light list data to the USLHS website, and it’s available to researchers. It’s also integrated with the J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog on the site. USLHS Executive Director Jeff Gales also took part in this interview.

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