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POOLES ISLAND LIGHT

State: MARYLAND
Location: CHESAPEAKE BAY
Nearest City: ABERDEEN
County: HARFORD
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1825
Pooles Island Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1825
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1939
  • Automated: 1917
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL (ORIG. WHITE) W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, ACETYLENE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED)

Other Structures: MILITARY FACILITY

Current Use: UNKNOWN

Owner/Manager: ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #97000060
Name of Listing: POOLES ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
BUILT BY JOHN DONAHOO; RESTORED 1996



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