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Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Drum Point Lighthouse

1883-1962

 
 
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By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
1. Drum Point Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  This lighthouse, installed in 1883, originally stood 125 yards offshore at the entrance of the Patuxent River to the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation on which the cottage living quarters rest consist of seven wrought iron screw piles, hand bored into the river bottom. The cupola houses a fixed navigational lantern. During fog, a 1,400 pound bell was rung. Decomissioned in 1962, the lighthouse was moved to the Calvert Marine Museum in 1975.
 
Erected by Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 38° 19.839′ N, 76° 27.891′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2) 0.1 miles south of Lore Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in front of the Calvert Marine Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Solomons MD 20688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Drum Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
2. Drum Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse is accessed from the museum parking lot on Lore Road, .1 miles west of Solomons Island Road (MD 2).
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are within walking distance of this marker. The Ark of Hungerford Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Volunteer (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterman's Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Built for Work — Built for Pleasure (about 400 feet away); Humphreys Rowing Skiff (about 400 feet away); Calvert County (about 400 feet away); Benning Crab Skiff (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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