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Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Privy Station

 
 
Privy Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
1. Privy Station Marker
Inscription.  This box-like structure on the outside of the lighthouse represents the outhouse for the lighthouse keepers. In the original lighthouse, the outhouse was an enclosed room that extended out from the wall and across the deck. The unheated privy was undoubtedly cold and drafty in the winter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.597′ N, 76° 4.233′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from High Street north of Water Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 High St, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Launch Boat (a few steps from this marker); Long Wharf (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Distinguished Service Cross (about 600 feet away);
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World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The River (about 800 feet away); World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cambridge House B&B (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Privy Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
2. Privy Station Marker
The Choptank River Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
3. The Choptank River Lighthouse
The marker is on display on the upstairs section of the lighthouse, outdoors behind the section of railing by the boat.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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