Monthly Archives: May 2008

Saving Thomas Point Lighthouse

Thomas Point Light

When the U.S. Coast Guard went to sell off Thomas Point Light, just to the southeast of Annapolis, MD, the future of the single-most historic lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay was put at risk. Fortunately, a mix of public and private funders in Annapolis stepped up to take over maintenance of the last working screwpile lighthouse on the bay, and save one of the most indelible images of the Chesapeake.

This story in SailingBeat takes a look at “TP” and its renewed lease on life.


The Hot Zone: Chesapeake Bay Target Ship

The Hannibal is the U.S. Navy’s only live-fire target ship in the Chesapeake Bay, scuttled on a sandbar near Smith Island, MD. It’s routinely shot up by helicopters and jets out of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Details appear in the May 2008 issue of Soundings. 

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