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.
Location. 38° 47.256′ N, 76° 13.158′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hooper Strait Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); How the Screwpile Lighthouse Got Its Name (a few steps from this marker); Tolchester Bandstand
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 13 times this year. 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.