Hooper Strait Lighthouse
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
When it was built in 1879, most people and products in the region traveled by water. This was a time of enormous growth in shipping, fishing, and steamboat traffic, making lighthouses like this one vital to the Bay’s economy.
Out in the middle of Hooper Strait—almost five miles away from the nearest landing—the lighthouse was as remote as a desert island. Living in the lighthouse as its keeper was a lonely and difficult job.
Location. 38° 47.25′ N, 76° 13.152′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street. Touch for map. This 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. How the Screwpile Lighthouse Got Its Name (here, next to this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • 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 325 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.