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

Hooper Straight Light's Twin

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
Hooper Straight Light's Twin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Hooper Straight Light's Twin Marker
Inscription.  After the first lighthouse at Janes Island near Crisfield was destroyed by ice in January 1879, a second screwpile lighthouse identical to the one at Hooper Strait (now located on Museum ground) replaced it. Ice struck the Janes Island Light again in 1893, knocking the bell onto the boat hoister. Then, in 1935, an ice floe carried the lighthouse into Tangier Sound, where it floated for three days before sinking. The caisson style tower erected the following year stands in that location today.

When needed, the fog bell was struck every 15 seconds with a mechanical striker.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.248′ N, 76° 13.196′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street just east of Burns Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Douglas 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. For Whom the Bell Tolls (a few steps from this marker); Skipjack Centerboard (a few steps from this marker); Heard Through the Fog
Hooper Straight Light's Twin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Hooper Straight Light's Twin Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Bugeye Design (a few steps from this marker); Edna E. Lockwood (a few steps from this marker); Bugeyes and Oystering (a few steps from this marker); A Mighty Pull (a few steps from 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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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