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North East in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sentinel on the Bay

 
 
Sentinel on the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
1. Sentinel on the Bay Marker
Inscription. The Turkey Point Lighthouse stands proudly on a 100-foot bluff looking south over the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1833, the lighthouse pointed the way to safe waters for nearly 175 years. It played a vital part in protecting the lives and livelihoods of many thousands of people. The light was taken out of service in April, 2000. Today, visitors can walk the 40 steps to the top of the lighthouse and experience a moment that started nearly two centuries ago. From the top of the lighthouse-135 feet above the waters of the Bay, you can see for miles.
 
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 39° 27.582′ N, 76° 0.366′ W. Marker is in North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Turkey Point Road (SR 272). Click for map. The marker is located in Elk Neck State Park. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Why Build a Lighthouse? (here, next to this marker); Bird’s Eye View (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cherry Grove (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hazelmore (approx. 4.4 miles away); Overlook of General Howe’s Landing
Frozen water next to the Sentinel on the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2015
2. Frozen water next to the Sentinel on the Bay Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 4.9 miles away); Spesutia Island (approx. 5 miles away); Mount Harmon Plantation (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North East.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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