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Lexington Park in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cedar Point Lighthouse

 
 
Panel 1: "Chronology" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 16, 2012
1. Panel 1: "Chronology"
Inscription.
Panel 1:
Chronology

The Cedar Point Lighthouse marked the southern point of the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River during the years from its completion in 1896 until it was abandoned by the Coast Guard in 1928. This cupola stood 50 feet in elevation, atop the three story brick and frame lighthouse. The Navy purchased the building in 1958, but with no maintenance funds available the structure deteriorated rapidly.
Following severe damage by Hurricane David in 1979, the Friends of the Cedar Point Lighthouse initiated an effort to preserve the cupola.
In December 1981, the cupola was removed and brought ashore.
In June 1983, the cupola was erected at the sight of the old museum. The cupolas was dedicated on 24 May 1985. In 2001 the cupola was put into temporary storage. The cupola was returned to the museumís custody on 10 August 2005.

Panel 2:
Circa 1896 * Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola

Removed from the abandoned
Cedar Point Lighthouse and
placed here at the Naval Air
Test and Evaluation Museum
to preserve a significant
historical landmark of
St. Maryís County with other
memorabilia from the Center.

 
Erected by U.S. Navy.
Panel 2: Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 16, 2012
2. Panel 2: Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola

 
Location. 38° 16.564′ N, 76° 27.776′ W. Marker is in Lexington Park, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) north of Pegg Road/Burse Rd., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker can be reached from Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the lot, east of the parking area and the main entrance to the Pax River Naval Air Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653, Lexington Park MD 20653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grumman A-6 Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The F9F-8B “Cougar” (within shouting distance of this marker); Against the Odds (within shouting distance of this marker); Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The African American Monument In Elmer Brown Freedom Park (approx. one mile away); Welcome to the African American Monument of St. Mary's County
Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola with marker panels in front image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 16, 2012
3. Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola with marker panels in front
(approx. one mile away); Architectural Significance of the First Lexington Park Community (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington Park.
 
Also see . . .  Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society: Cedar Point Light. (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 16, 2012
4. Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola
McDonnell Douglas F4J <i>Phantom II</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 16, 2012
5. McDonnell Douglas F4J Phantom II
- one of several retired test aircraft displayed on the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum lot - adjacent to the Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola.
Cedar Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
6. Cedar Point Lighthouse
Before the sands of time took their toll, the Cedar Point Lighthouse sat on a point of land about 150 yards off shore. There were several out buildings including a bell tower. Constructed in 1896, it operated as a lighthouse until 1954. Photo in the Naval Air Museum
Cedar Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
7. Cedar Point Lighthouse
Model in the Naval Air Museum
Cedar Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2013
8. Cedar Point Lighthouse
Painting by Ziu Hwa in the Naval Air Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on January 31, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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