Coltons Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Clement's Island State Park
Information about St. Clement's Island
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This 62 acre park is the location of the landing of Maryland's first colonists. 150 British settlers, sailing on the Ark and Dove, arrived on the Island on March 25, 1634, which is now commemorated annually as Maryland Day. A representation of the Dove is located at Historic St. Mary's City.
Blackistone Island Light:
The original Blackistone Island Light was constructed in 1851 and remained in service until 1932, when the light was automated and left unattended. The original Lighthouse burned in 1956. A replica of the Blackistone Light was constructed on the island in 2008 due to the efforts of the St. Clement's Hundred preservation group.
John Donahoo built the original Blackistone Light, as well as 11 other lighthouses in the region. His work includes the local Piney Point, Point Lookout and Cove Point Lights.
Various hunting opportunities exist in the park for rabbit and waterfowl during appropriate seasons. A free permit is required for special waterfowl hunting zone. Hunters are required to carry a valid
Erected by Maryland Park Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Communications • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 25, 1634.
Location. 38° 12.86′ N, 76° 44.771′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. The marker is on St. Clements Island, which has no paved roads. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coltons Point MD 20626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to St. Clements Island State Park (a few steps from this marker); Maryland Began Here (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Stand of Trees (about 800 feet away); Ancestral Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Clement's Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom to Worship (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blackistone Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Clement's Hundred (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coltons Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.