Why Build a Lighthouse?
While their navigational function has diminished, the grandeur and the mystery of lighthouses remain. Many incredible tales unfolded right here under the watchful beacon of the Turkey Point Lighthouse stories of heroism, daunting challenges, and even tragedy. This lighthouse has been part of Chesapeake Bay history for generations, safeguarding people who have lived, worked and traveled there.
The stories and traditions of the Chesapeake live on today. By protecting the health of the Bay, we preserve our region’s rich heritage-one that is embodied in the Turkey Point Lighthouse.
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 39° 27.582′ N, 76° 0.366′ W. Marker is in North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Turkey Point Road (SR 272). Touch for map. The marker is located in Elk Neck State Park. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.