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Sharps Island Lighthouse

 
 
Sharps Island Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Sharps Island Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  Sharps Island Lighthouse, one of the cassion-type lighthouses left on the Bay, sits on the sand bar of Tilghman Island. The lighthouse leans to one side because of damage caused by ice in the early 1970's. The sand bar is all that remains of Sharps Island, which was once a thriving community with with a steamer wharf to receive tourists from Baltimore. This island served as the model for James Michener's book "Chesapeake", and continues to be a popular fishing ground.
 
Location. 38° 42.489′ N, 76° 31.833′ W. Marker is in North Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just south of 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9135 Atlantic Avenue, North Beach MD 20714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Working Watermen (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach Buccaneers (about 500 feet away); Lt Brendan Looney (about 500 feet away); Russell David Hall (about 500 feet away); North Beach Pier (about 500 feet away); The Bay Bridge
Sharps Island Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Sharps Island Lighthouse Marker
(about 600 feet away); Beach & Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Businesses (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Sharps Island Light. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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