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

Bay Lights

 
 
Bay Lights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
1. Bay Lights Marker
Inscription. Protecting ships from treacherous waters has been a necessity since ancient times when bonfires and strategically placed cottage lanterns warned seamen of dangers in fog and darkness. Lighthouses of the Chesapeake and Potomac River waterways are variations of three basic styles: detached conical towers, dwellings with lantern-like cupolas built on shore line and screw-pile lighthouses secured to the floors of the waterways replacing some of the early lightships. The Piney Point Lighthouse is a conical type and stands approximately 30 feet from the keepers house.
 
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 38° 8.154′ N, 76° 31.748′ W. Marker is in Piney Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piney Point MD 20674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potomac River Military Testing (here, next to this marker); Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters (here, next to this marker); Piney Point Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Natural Highways (here, next to this marker); Osprey (here, next to this marker); Map of Lower Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Piney Point Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Piney Point Lighthouse (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piney Point.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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