Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Point Lookout lighthouse and this tower stood near the treacherous crossroads where the Potomac River meets the Chesapeake Bay---a place where both weather and shipping traffic were tricky.
In the 1960s the Coast Guard closed Point Lookout lighthouse and fog tower.---their function taken over by an automated buoy---and the fog tower was moved here to the museum.
The bell striking mechanism in the tower was given in memory of Frederick Fowler by his brother, Francis Fowler and friends.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔, and the Lighthouses series lists.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 47.256′ N, 76° 13.158′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hooper Strait Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); How the Screwpile Lighthouse Got Its Name (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Bell Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Thor, Pilothouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 304 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.