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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sentinel on the Bay (here, next to this marker); Bird’s Eye View (approx. 2˝ miles away); Cherry Grove (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hazelmore (approx. 4.4 miles away); Overlook of General Howe’s Landing (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 4.9 miles away); Spesutia Island (approx. 5 miles away); Mount Harmon Plantation (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North East.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
More. Search the internet for Why Build a Lighthouse?.
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 207 times since then and 14 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.