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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Iconic Chesapeake Light

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Iconic Chesapeake Light Marker
Inscription.  The hexagonal screwpile cottage-style light station off Thomas Point was lit in 1875, replacing an earlier tower on the shore. In 1914, the US Lighthouse Service noted that Thomas Point Shoal's fog bell sounded a triple stroke every 30 seconds using its pneumatic striker. The only remaining Chesapeake screwpile lighthouse in its original location, the Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse is a Chesapeake icon.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.25′ N, 76° 13.175′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street east of Burns Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 North Talbot Street, Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Bell Foundry (a few steps from this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Heard Through the Fog (a few steps from this marker); Miniature Skipjack, Spat
Iconic Chesapeake Light Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Iconic Chesapeake Light Marker
(was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Tolchester Bandstand (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Hooper Strait Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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