Category Archives: Lighthouses

Thomas Point Lighthouse

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Just southeast of Annapolis sits the last working screwpile lighthouse in its original location in the Chesapeake Bay: Thomas Point Shoal Light. Once dozens of these graceful structures guided mariners in the bay, and two are in museums, but “TP” is the only one left doing its job. The lighthouse is an iconic symbol of the state of Maryland, a beloved waypoint for sailors, and was saved from the wrecking ball by a public-private partnership. This article in the August 2015 issue of Cruising World take a look.

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Hope Town Light

Soundings, June 2014

Soundings, June 2014

Elbow Reef Light, as it’s properly named, is one of the few lighthouses left in the world still powered by kerosene and lit by hand, with a lens that rotates by hand-cranked weights.

This story in the June 2014 issue of Soundings profiles one of the prettiest and most historic lighthouses in the world. It received a Merit Award in the 2014 BWI annual contest for Boating Photography.

 

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