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

Heard Through the Fog

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
Heard Through the Fog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Heard Through the Fog Marker
Inscription.  The U.S. Lighthouse Establishment built two cottage-style lighthouses in 1892—one in Chesapeake Bay waters at Maryland Point on the Potomac River and one in Sharkfin Shoal on Tangier Sound. Each of these was equipped with not only a lighted beacon, but a fog signal—typically a large bell—for when the light could not be seen. Cast in Baltimore in 1892, this bell may have been intended for one of these new lighthouses.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.248′ N, 76° 13.185′ 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. Last Bell Foundry (here, next to this marker); Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Straight Light's Twin (a few steps from this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower
Heard Through the Fog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Heard Through the Fog Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolchester Bandstand (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Restoration (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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