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SANDY POINT SHOAL LIGHT

State: MARYLAND
Location: UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY AT BAY BRIDGE
Nearest City: SKIDMORE
County: ANNE ARUNDEL
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1858


Sandy Point Shoal Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1883
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: SUBMERGED IRON/CONC. CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED DWELLING W/WHITE ROOF, BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 37
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1883
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 51
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1858
  • Description: INTEGRAL BRICK TOWER ONSHORE
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED BY CAISSON
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: FOG HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1883
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: 2ND EMPIRE (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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