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Lusby in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cove Point Lighthouse

3.4 miles

 
 
Cove Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 6, 2009
1. Cove Point Lighthouse Marker
Marker back on its pole by at least January 6, 2009.
Inscription.
Built in 1828, the oldest operating lighthouse in Maryland. The prism lens used today was manufactured in Paris and installed in 1897. The original 38-foot tower was built of locally manufactured brick and was raised about 1912 to 51 feet. In 1953 the tower was resurfaced with concrete. The beacon, automated in 1986, beams a 150,000 candlepower light 21 miles. Nearby, on August 22, 1864, Confederate sympathizers drove away Federal troops investigating blockage running.

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1973.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society and Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 23.153′ N, 76° 22.975′ W. Marker was in Lusby, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker was on Cove Point Road (Maryland Route 497) 3.4 miles east of Solomons Island Road (Route 2 / 4) when traveling east. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lusby MD 20657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Cliffs of Calvert (approx. 3 miles away); Middleham Chapel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Morgan Hill Farm
Cove Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 6, 2009
2. Cove Point Lighthouse Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Preston on Patuxent (approx. 4.5 miles away); Amphibious Training Base (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wm. B. Tennison (approx. 5.8 miles away); Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. 5.8 miles away); Menace on the Horizon (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lusby.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Missing Cove Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
3. Missing Cove Point Lighthouse Marker
A traditional Maryland historical marker for Cove Point Lighthouse has been missing since at least 2002. This pole is located on Cove Point Road, about 100 feet west of its intersection with H.G. Trueman Road.
Cove Point Lighthouse Sign image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
4. Cove Point Lighthouse Sign
Cove Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
5. Cove Point Lighthouse
View of the back of lighthouse from the end of Cove Point Road.
Cove Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Richard J. Dodds, Calvert Marine Musuem, 2001
6. Cove Point Lighthouse
Maryland Historical Trust file photo.
 
 
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