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Coltons Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blackistone Lighthouse

Rebuilding a Landmark

 
 
Blackistone Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
1. Blackistone Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Rebuilding for future generations. Josephine Mattingly, granddaughter of Mrs. Josephine Freeman, left a bequest to the St. Clement's Hundred, a non-profit group formed to preserve and enhance St. Clement's Island. Fulfilling this promise, the members of the St. Clement's Hundred created a replica of the original Blackistone Lighthouse to honor Mrs. McWilliams Freeman and Mrs. Mattingly and bring attention to historic St. Clement's Island. The Hundred, with the help of a Maryland State grant, sponsorship, fundraisers and dedicated volunteers, launched the project in the spring of 2007.

Preserving the original look. The St. Clement's Hundred volunteers used the original blueprints to construct the recreated lighthouse. They made a few adaptations to meet budget constraints and create a more durable structure. Items such as window glass, copper guttering, reproduction bricks, cupola and custom milled wood were procured from special sources to keep the appearance of the building as authentic as possible.
 
Erected by Commissioners of St. Mary's County; St. Mary's County Museum
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Division; Friends of the St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museum; Children of the American Colonists; Destination Southern Maryland; Southern Maryland Heritage Area, Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsWaterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2007.
 
Location. 38° 12.486′ N, 76° 44.681′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. The marker stands on St. Clement's 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. Trade Expands (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Blackistone Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Blackistone Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackistone Lighthouse Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom to Worship (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Clement's Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancestral Garden (within shouting distance of this
Blackistone Lighthouse from the North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
2. Blackistone Lighthouse from the North
marker); St. Clement's Hundred (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coltons Point.
 
Blackistone Lighthouse from the South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
3. Blackistone Lighthouse from the South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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