“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Drum Point Lighthouse


Drum Point Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Calvert Marine Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Solomons MD 20688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvert County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marine Railway Gears (about 400 feet away); Menace on the Horizon (about 400 feet away); Perils along the Patuxent
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).
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Drum Point Lighthouse (about 500 feet away); Wm. B. Tennison (about 500 feet away); Apt Anchorage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Solomon's Island (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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