St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Last Bell Foundry
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
This fog bell, inscribed, "U.S.L.H. Establishment" was cast in 1910, just as Congress abolished the United States Lighthouse Board and established the Bureau of Lighthouses under the Department of Commerce. Civilians took over positions formerly held by military officers, many becoming career lighthouses service employees who staffed more than 11,700 navigations aids along the nation's waterways.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Government & Politics Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔, and the Lighthouses series lists.
Location. 38° 47.247′ N, 76° 13.18′ 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: 100 North Lane, 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. Heard Through the Fog (here, next to this marker); Delaware (here, next to this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (a few steps from this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Straight Light's Twin (a few steps from this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Too Much of a Good Thing (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.